Excerpt from my Reiki Level 1 Workshop manual, page 45….
Grounding is a short meditation/visualization that you can use to “reconnect” with yourself, and bring your mind and body back down to earth.
Find a place where you can be comfortable and have 5 – 10 minutes of uninterrupted time. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, and breathe deeply and slowly in a relaxed manner.
As you continue to breathe deeply in a relaxed manner, visualize or imagine roots growing from the bottom of your feet and extending down to the middle of the earth. This may be a challenge at first, but with a little practice, you will almost “feel” the roots growing from your feet and connecting yourself with the earth.
Now imagine all the stress, events, feelings, and emotions of the day that are unsettling, being drained from your body through the bottom of your feet and into the earth. Again, with a little practice, you will sense the stress and anxiety leaving your body.
Although this may feel a bit strange at first, you will quickly realize how refreshed and calming this simple exercise can be.