You may get people telling you that they think you’re very ‘grounded’ person or the opposite there you’re ‘flighty’ or ‘off with the fairies’
Either way you may not be grounded energetically – really connected to the ground- embodying your legs and feet.
This may be because of too much over thinking, it may be from pushing through life, it may come from past trauma or be because of an injury or accident.
Being grounded is helpful for flow of energy and this may then lead to an ease of symptoms.
Being grounded may lead to better cognitive abilities, better trust in your own process and believing your gut instinct, better posture and a trust and connection with nature and the world that surrounds you.
Shiatsu helps with grounding, within one session normally. Within a few sessions a person may feel more centred and calm.
There are some really easy exercises for grounding that people can practise between sessions.
Getting your shoes off and walking outside – doesn’t have to be in the rain! Getting some soil between your toes.
Also try slow deliberate walking – I like doing this in a busy supermarket! Thinking about every movement your feet are making, feeling how it feels to put each part of your foot down.
I also like imagining I have heavy weights straight my ankles, slowing my movements and making my feet really work.
I am a massive fan of a simple exercise practised daily and I love how quickly I feel grounded if I do any of these activities now.
I’ve done these enough to get the results almost instantaneously. A calmer mind, useful on an altercation! A sense of connection to nature and the ground. A feeling of energy moving and flowing throughout my body.
Why not give these a try for a couple of weeks and see if they help you.