During the winter months, it can be hard to ground ourselves to Earth. We’re not as willing and able to go out into nature. Those who go barefoot most of the spring and summer will be wearing boots. How can we find grounding during this time? That’s the question I’ll be answering in this post.
Meditation is the most efficient practice to find grounding, in my view. If you enjoy nature sounds, lay down with your eyes closed for a bit and imagine that you’re outside. Try and imagine feeling the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze on a warm day.
You don’t need to meditate only on nature sounds to find grounding. You can simply close your eyes and become mindful of your physical body, your mind, your spirit and just simply observe all the sensations, feelings, etc. Just doing this for 5 minutes a day will be beneficial, but 20-30 minutes is ideal.
Beyond meditation, try finding an open area in your home and do some yoga or some simple stretches. Surrounding yourself with house plants, like an easy-to-maintain succubus. Going outside to play in the snow can help you ground your energy to Earth as well.
Build a snowman, go sledding, make a snow angel, have a safe snowball fight. Winter can be a good time to spend outdoors if you have the right equipment and use your creativity. Ever build an igloo? Maybe this is the year!
Well, I will finish this post with a meditation on connecting with nature for any who would like to find grounding through meditation. Have a great week!