7 Ways To De-Stress & Ground Yourself ~ Elephant Journal

November 6, 2015

In a world where we constantly push ourselves to do more, and are expected to be available to anyone 24/7 due to modern technology, it’s no wonder so many of us are often sick, run down, overwhelmed, drinking too much or trying to medicate to relax and take the edge off.

We’re expected to be “on” at all times for our bosses, colleagues, friends and children, with very little time to slow down and actually think.

Not thinking is what gets us into trouble.

In the pursuit of “doing,” we often stop “feeling,” and when we stop feeling, we start repressing a lot of crap.

It’s times like this where we break down because we are so disconnected from ourselves and what we are feeling. It’s also a time where we start feeling a ton of anxiety, anxiousness, lack of focus and lack of energy. We can’t figure out why, but more often than not it’s because we aren’t grounded.

Grounding is a way to dispel negative energy and maintain a flow of good energy in the body.

It’s a process that helps the body connect to life-sustaining earth energies via the root chakra.

Grounding and energy work are key to bringing us back into balance and tuning into what our bodies are trying to tell us.

You don’t have to be the grand master Buddha or some highly enlightened being to ground. This is stuff anyone, of any age, can do.

These are seven great ways to ground yourself:

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