If there’s one thing that we’re grateful for every day here at Nicobar, it is our Delhi studio. We’re in the thick of Delhi, a city not really known for its, um, picturesque environs, and yet we walk around a farm, eat lunch overlooking a badminton court (a tournament is currently underway, FYI), hear birdsong every hour on the hour, and take pathways strewn with fallen flowers entirely for granted. Like we said, grateful.
One of the luxuries that this daily proximity to nature affords is grounding, or earthing, one of those overlooked ways to bring a body into balance that is often disregarded as being slightly left of centre. The Japanese know what’s what though, and “forest bathing” is a meditative practice they’ve touted for years. You might remember our season in Japan last year, and we’ve been inspired by more than just their pottery.
Life in cities can often feel like walking a tightrope, but take two minutes for you and get real grounded.
Our immune systems work best when supercharged with electrons, which (aha!) is easily achieved merely by walking barefoot on the earth. The bottoms of the feet have long been considered maps of the rest of the body, just refer to any traditional medical practice, and is there anything easier than just kicking off your shoes and having a little canter through the grass?
Plus remember also to connect to the earth through the food you eat, eating locally and making more deliberate food choices so you’re connected to the terroir of the earth around you. Life in cities can often feel like walking a tightrope, but take two minutes for you and get real grounded. Of course in a dreamworld we’d be barefoot in the grass all the time, but even if it’s only a short patch, it’s a lovely reminder of how innately our bodies yearn to be connected with this earth.