We didn’t have as much time to share the many different ways of grounding, so here is a list to get us started:

  • feel your feet / seat / whatever is touching the surface supporting you
  • basic grounding / rooting meditation
  • balancing between heaven and earth
  • G.A.P. (grounded, aware, present) meditation
  • method for grounding in motion
  • activating the “bubbling spring” behind both big toes
  • tapping the cheekbones to activate the stomach meridian, which runs into the ground (done standing up)
  • bare feet / hands / body / leather (not rubber!) soles on earth, grass, sand
  • grounding yoga asanas (e.g., mountain and tree poses)
  • eating root vegetables (e.g., potatoes, carrots, beets, peanuts, ginger, garlic, onions, etc.)
  • eating meat
  • listening to drumming or other music that activates the first chakra
  • gardening or spending time in nature
  • holding any kind of rock, but especially black or red stones / crystals (e.g., jasper, obsidian, onyx, tourmaline, spinel, etc.)
  • essential oils made from roots (e.g., jatamansi, ruh khus, vetiver)

Remember, your mileage may vary. What grounds you? Share some of your grounding practices in the comments below!


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