Grounding is an excellent, free, all-natural electrical earth medicine. It’s an ancient practice which was a way of life for indigenous cultures around the world. The effects of grounding;
- reduces cortisol levels
- increases blood oxygenation
- has a meditative effect that activates the parasympathetic nervous system
- reduces acute and chronic inflammation
- stabilizes the electrical environment of all organs, tissues, and cells and more!
Combining grounding with sun-gazing or sun-bathing, and a few minutes of pranayama, particularly, Fire Breaths and you feel as though you’d just had a day at the spa.
I haven’t felt so relaxed … after doing my miles I wandered into the park near a huge Pin Oak took off my adidas and walked barefoot 🦶 until I found a spot in the sun ☀️…. a bit of stretching 🧘🏾♀️and yoga, some fire 🔥 breaths, and sun gazing … was so powerful!! Don’t know the last time I was barefoot in nature — probably a year since I left Virginia—the most subtle “invigorating” earth medicine … I’ve felt in years was a simple barefoot walk on the earths floor.
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That simple act of grounding meditation felt revolutionary — eyes widened like I was some alien being exposing myself — perhaps, I was in allowing that loving energy to flow from the elements all while I concentrated on my 🐝breathing! While others watched with Covid-19 masks on fully clothes holding their cell phones. It honestly left me so calm and relaxed that I felt high or better yet how a woman feels after an orgasm with her lover. My body was released and serene free of tension. There was a mental and emotional sense of ease as if nothing could penetrate the auric field the grounding + sun gazing + breathing provided.
I had learned Fire Breaths while taking Sacred Woman Training with Queen Afua in Washington, DC and New York, as well as, practicing Kundalini and Sivananda yoga. Fire breaths or Breath of Fire 🔥 known as Kapalabhti “skull shining” is the 4th limb within the 8 limbs of yoga. And to contrary belief or anti-Asian rhetoric, (show and prove) our ancient Olmec Mayan ancestors not only practiced yoga but most likely invented it. ♥
Olmec Shiva, Olmec Ganesha are anthropological statements not that far off! For one, there were indeed elephants 🐘 walking the American continents. Take a google stroll and you might find a National Geographic article “Ancient Native Americans ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began” in smaller print it further reads “ Bones of the four-tusked gomphothere turned up at ancient site” ( Dickie, 2014).
So, what is a gomphothere? An extinct elephantidae found in South America, Central America, Beringia, Eurasia and Africa dating back 11-2.6 Million years ago this would be the Clovis – Pleistocene period. There were small elephant statues found in Western Mexico of the Olmec culture where the ancient Mayans practiced so called ancient Indian Yoga. Another small tidbit disclosed that radiocarbon data found ironically by Oregon archeologists conclude the Clovis Native American ( Bering Strait Indians) fossil dung and spear projectile points were older than Clovis – Pleistocene period culture and showed “earlier tool technology” (Wayman, 2012) further concluding that there were earlier South American-Central American Indigenous cultures predating the Bering Straits Clovis Native Americans.
The pictures below illustrate both Olmec Mayan yoga asanas and modern yoga poses collected by Bibhu Dev Misra who studied La Venta, Olmec Indigenous Americans in Mexico.
More Fun Facts – The Conch Shell and Shiva of the American Olmecs and East Indian Hindu
The earlier Olmec Mayan yogis similarly ritualized the conch shell, a war and nobility sacred instrument, also an Arjuna-Krishna East Indian symbol called the “Shankha” trumpet attributed to the preserver god Vishnu, later used in Buddhist mythology. Below are a few photos gathered by Misra in his research, which is a good read!
Olmec -Egyptian, Olmec-Hindu-Buddhist, Olmec-Chinese Connections
Her further stated that Mexican cultures after the Olmecs continued to practice yoga. What’s more fascinating this that the Olmec artifacts also depicted an Olmec Shiva adorned with long, knee-length locs, nobility headdress, jaguar skins, with a snake and trident in hand found in a cave identical the East Indian Shiva mythology. Caves were not only religious symbols of the East Indian Shiva story, but well-known ritualistic temple architecture found throughout ancient Olmec Mayan codices and temple walls. The article further illustrates an Olmec- Chinese connection by way of Shang Dynasty, an Olmec-Egyptian connection, as well as Olmec-Hindu-Buddhist connection. When I visited Mexico one of the most chilling experiences I had was when I ascended on the Tulum site and saw so many yoga items for sale amidst the many Mayan articles. Clearly the modern Mexican inhabitants know of their ancient historical connection! ♥
Easy Fire 🔥 Breaths to Rejuvenate Life Force
Fire Breaths are extremely healing to the blood as a form of Kriya or purification to detoxify, tone and cleanse the bodies respiratory system. Especially during these times when protesters are shouting “I can’t breathe” as a world-wide mantra and phenomena. Fire Breaths detoxify the system releasing toxins and increasing elimination. Fire Breaths detoxifies the respiratory system, lungs, sinuses, improves focus and clarity of the mind, energizes brain function, and strengthens immunity. This pranayama also strengthens the Solar Plexus chakra, rids pain and inflammation, and brings greater muscle strength to the abdomen and diaphragm. There are safety precautions and contraindications for pregnant women, those with asthma, high blood pressure, or vertigo.
- Sit cross legged or in a lotus position 🧘🏾♀️
- Spine straight shoulders relaxed
- Start by inhaling and exhaling through the nostrils
- Breathing in a quick breath
- Concentrate on the lower abdomen, collect air expanding the breath inward while belly fills
- Then forcing the breath outward bringing the belly inward on the contraction emptying the breath
- Filing the belly of air then releasing the belly toward the navel to let go of the air on each strong and short breath
- The first 30-second round should shift breathing to Inhaling through the nostrils and Exhaling through the mouth (panting like a Lion)
A 30-second practice is very beneficial and healing. Longer intervals are recommended once a few rounds of 30-seconds are mastered. Kapalabhati contacts the core muscles and is a powerful diaphragmatic breathing technique.
—Benefits of primordial flow of Earth’s electrons—
✅ blood oxygenation (BO)
✅ an immediate decrease (within a few seconds) in skin conductance (SC) at grounding
✅ respiratory rate (RR) increased during grounding, an effect that lasted after ungrounding
✅ activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and corresponding deactivation of the sympathetic nervous system
🐢 the influx of free electrons absorbed into the body through direct contact with the Earth likely neutralize ROS and thereby reduce acute and chronic inflammation
🐢 every part of the body could equilibrate with the electrical potential of the Earth, thereby stabilizing the electrical environment of all organs, tissues, and cells
🐢 Earth’s electrons induce multiple physiological changes of clinical significance, including reduced pain, better sleep, a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic tone in the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and a blood-thinning effect
🐢 significant relief from asthmatic and respiratory conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, PMS, sleep apnea, and hypertension
🐢 evaluated diurnal rhythms in cortisol
🐢When the body is grounded, its electrical potential becomes equalized with the Earth’s electrical potential through a transfer of electrons from the Earth to the body. This, in turn, prevents the 60 Hz mode from producing an AC electric potential at the surface of the body and from producing perturbations of the electric charges of the molecules inside the body
Resources for your research:
Dickie, Gloria. Ancient Native Americans Ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began. 16 July 2014, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/7/140714-clovis-elephant-archaeology-ancestor-science/.
Hilleary, Cecily. Native Americans Call For Rethink of Bering Strait Theory. Voice of America, 15 June 2017, 12:42pm, http://www.voanews.com/usa/native-americans-call-rethink-bering-strait-theory.
J Environ Public Health. 2012; 2012: 291541.
Published online 2012 Jan 12. doi: 10.1155/2012/291541
PMCID: PMC3265077, PMID: 22291721
Misra, Bibhu Dev. Olmec Yogis with Hindu Beliefs: Did They Migrate from Ancient China? – Graham Hancock Official Website. 28 Jan. 2017, grahamhancock.com/dmisrab10/.
Wayman, Erin. The Clovis Weren’t the First Americans. Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 17 July 2012, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-clovis-werent-the-first-americans-3280645/.