Stand up and energetically plant your feet down into the floor beneath you. Close your eyes and try to feel all “four corners” of each foot: the ball of the foot on the big toe side and the pinky toe side, the inner and outer edges of the back heel. Now take a step — very slowly — while keeping your attention on the soles of your feet. Now take another. And another. Very slowly and deliberately, feel each foot planting into the earth.
Maybe speed it up. Can you maintain your focus even at a quick clip?
The average person walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps a day. That’s three to four thousand opportunities to mindfully connect your body to the earth and get grounded, every single day.