The number one thing to know!
Most people know about grounding and how to do it. But not many understand why they are doing it! Putting it simply, your body builds up a charge over a period of time. This could be excess energy from spiritual work, day to day radiation from mobiles and electrical appliances and lots of other unwanted stuff. Grounding yourself releases this excess back into the earth. 

There is medical evidence to suggest grounding has major health benefits. Check out this video of how it can effect peoples blood. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and can thin the blood. Just a couple of the benefits!

The best way to ground yourself is walking barefoot. It is as simple as that. If you can't do this, drink a glass of water or do a visualisation. This is like a mini meditation and I will put one below to get you started.
Hug a tree!
​Quick and easy grounding.
I know it sounds crazy, but if you cant get your feet onto the ground, this can work! I do however, recommend you do it in private, as you may get some very strange looks off the passers-by in the local park.....


This mini visualisation can take just a few moments once you get confident with it. It also helps to connect mind, body and spirit together in the here and now. I recommend grounding before trying any deeper meditations or working with spirit..
Grounding Roots Visualization 

You may do this exercise standing or sitting on a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Begin by breathing into your muscles, bones and organs until you are feeling calm and quiet. Bring your attention to the soles of your feet as you imagine roots growing out from them and extending slowly through the floor and into the earth. Watch them move deeper and deeper into the earth until they hit the magnetic core center. 
     Allow your body to feel the effects of gravity as it gets heavier and pulls you down, draining any tension, stress, negative emotions and energies out of your system. Let them sink into the earth through your roots and continue to breathe deeply. Instead of forcing your breath, allow your breath to breathe you. 
     Now that you are completely relaxed, slowly imagine a ball of healing earth energy gathering at the end of your roots, and see it moving through your roots towards your feet. Allow as much time as you need in order to visualize this ball of energy reaching the soles of your feet. Feel it traveling up through your limbs and into your abdomen and let it pause there for a moment. Take some time to get used to this energy and observe its physical, emotional and mental effects on you. Explore the texture of this energy, and the colors that may accompany it. Immerse yourself in this feeling, and when you're ready, visualize this ball of energy expanding slowly until you are completely enveloped by it, like a bubble. 
Let this ball continue to grow until it reaches about three to four feet from your physical body. Soak in the healing energies and know that you are safe and in control of your environment. You may stay in this state for as long as you need. 
     When you're ready, slowly wiggle your toes; rock your feet side to side, back and forth gently, until you can easily lift your feet up. Imagine those roots you just planted into the earth gently dislodging from your feet. Gently bring the rest of your body back to the present by wiggling and stretching them. Thank the Mother Earth for sharing her healing energies with you.