Grounding is a simple yet powerful energy connection exercise. Through it you connect your individual energy flow to the energy flow of Mother Earth. As you tap into this great force of life, you will become calm and revitalized.

Time for Exercise: 10 minutes
Properties Required: none


  1. Sit comfortably with eyes closed, back straight but not rigid, shoulders relaxed, arms at your sides, feet flat on the floor.
  2. Take several slow deep breaths through your nose.
  3. Focus all your attention on your genitals from your tailbone to your pubic bone (your root chakra).
  4. Gradually allow an image to form that extends from your genitals to the earth. This can be any image you like, for example, an extension of your flesh, a stream of light, a hollow tube, a tree trunk or roots.
  5. When you have your image formed, picture it reaching from your genitals (your root chakra) all the way down into the very center of the earth. Your connecting image passes through your chair, through the floor, through the ground, through the bedrock, and all the way to the molten core at the heart of Mother Earth.
  6. Now, allow any negative energies, any overwhelming sensations you might be experiencing (worry, pain, sadness, hyperactivity, lethargy, anger, and so on), to flow down through your body, through your connecting bridge, and into the earth’s core.
  7. Imagine these negative energies reaching the center of the earth and being consumed and transformed in a fiery blast. They flow back up to you as Mother Earth energy—calm, strong, full of life.
  8. Continue to send overwhelming sensations down to Mother Earth and allow her vitality and serenity to flow up to you through your connecting image. Experience the peacefulness and vigor of grounding.


    As you are grounding, you might notice particular sensations: heat, tingling, color, sound, light. The importance of this exercise lies in consciously releasing negative energies and absorbing positive ones. If you make this practice a regular habit, you will notice a considerable decrease in your stress level.

    Excerpted from the book Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul, by Al Link and Pala Copeland, Llewellyn, 2007

Author's Bio: 

Al Link and Pala Copeland own and operate 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra. They regularly host lover’s romantic weekends near Ottawa Canada, and weeklong retreats in exotic locations. For more information call toll free from Canada or USA: 1-800-684-5308 International long distance: 1-819-689-5308. Visit their websites, and their blog or send email: They have four books published including Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, New Page, 2003; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Supercharged Kama Sutra, Penguin, 2007; Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms Body, Heart, Mind and Soul, Llewellyn 2007; Tantra Step by Step: 28 Days to Ecstasy, Llewellyn 2007.