Feng Shui Element Earth – Getting Grounded

If you are feeling pulled in all directions, it may be beneficial for you to find your center. To come back to your core and reground yourself. Finding your center is correlated to the Feng Shui element of Earth and associated with the Center of the Feng Shui Bagua.
Finding your center Feng Shui Element Earth

Are You Grounded?

I have an open invitation for everyone to come to their center reconnect with the earth and feel “grounded”.

The best literal example I can use is what I do prior to teaching a Foot Fitness class or doing any type of bodywork.  I generally ask people to do a check in or perform an inventory of their body prior to us going forward.

Its simple and takes only a three minutes:

  • Sit with your feet flat on the floor; or stand

  • Hands on lap; or hanging easily to your side
  • Eyes open or closed, your choice
  • Inhale through your nose to the count of 3,
  • Exhale to the count of 3 through your nose, like you are pressing out your breath
  • Repeat, extending the count as you are comfortable
  • Inhale noticing your lungs expanding and your shoulders rising
  • Exhale feeling your body melt down down down into your feet
  • Inhale feeling the energy rising
  • Exhale feeling the energy descending
  • Notice your feet and how they are making contact to the floor
  • Notice the where you feel the weight distributed
  • Press your feet into the floor; extend the toes to create the widest foundation
  • Inhale filling your lungs to capacity; lifting through the top of your head
  • pause; then exhale and empty your lungs to their depths pressing your feet into the floor
  • Take an inventory of your body from the feet up to the top of your head
  • Continue to focus on your breath; extending up through the top of the head and extending through the feet into the floor.
  • Notice and feel the contrast.
  • Continue for as long as comfortable.

The Qualities of the Feng Shui Earth Element

This physical check-in can also be adapted to how you are feeling in your life overall.  Check out the Earth qualities:

  • Earth is physical, and is tangible in quality,
  • Shapes associated are square and rectangle
  • Shades of yellow and earth tones,
  • Literally soil, ceramics, tile and brick,
  • Practical, stable and fertile.

Too much Earth energy may be defined as feeling:

  • too much responsibility
  • weighted down or heavy
  • too conservative
  • all method no madness
  • getting stuck
  • to focused

Too little Earth energy may be defined by feeling:

  • precarious
  • floating
  • unfocused
  • irresponsible

Balanced Earth Energy

  • grounded in the here and now
  • accountable of what we do and say
  • action to ideas
  • practical as an equal partner
  • symbolic of being the creator
So where on Earth are you? Or where is Earth within you?
On average are you feeling balanced, centered and grounded?
Can you notice where in your life that you may benefit from cultivating more or less Earth energy.  What action can you take to make that possible?
The Element of Wood controls Earth; whilst Fire burns wood and makes Earth…
Metal can be used to work the soil.
Too much Water on the earth makes mud, yet just enough makes it soft, yielding and plant-able.
If you want to find out if earth is dominant in your personality, take this low tech pop quiz.


Sherry Trentini

As a Life & Grief Coach, I love helping people let go the hard stuff to make room and create the good stuff. I have a healthy respect for the resistance to letting things go, while knowing the liberation that comes from doing just that. I am all about helping you navigate through and towards your future. Additionally, I'm a gratitude junkie, a decluttering advocate and loves to do burpees as exercise!

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