What is a Grounding Pose?

The grounding pose is a fundamental bioenergetic exercise.

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.  Bend at the hips. Bend your knees slightly. Let your fingertips hang toward the ground. Breathe deeply and easily. Let your head hang heavy like a bowling ball. Let your arms hang loose. Allow your body to vibrate if you feel it. Hold this pose for at least a minute or more. 5 minutes can feel great!

The psychological purpose of the grounding pose is to build your capacity for feelings in your body. To experience the strength and reliability of your legs under stress.

Alexander Lowen describes grounding in his book, The Way to Vibrant Health.

He says, “To be grounded is another way of saying that a person has his feet on the ground. It can also be extended to mean that a person knows where he stands and therefore that he knows who he is. Being grounded, a person has “standing,” that is, he is “somebody.””

Want to build your standing in life? Want to feel like “somebody?” Give me a call. We’ll talk and I’ll teach you how.

Leah Benson Therapy icon

Contact me now to set up your free 15-minute phone consultation.

Bioenergetic Grounding Pose
Ask me about The Feel Good Formula™

Share this article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email


Emotional Utopia Book by Leah Benson, Tampa Licensed Psychotherapist

Get your anger under control today with an experienced anger management counselor.



Just tell me who you are…

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
leah benson on mobile phone zoom meeting


This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse on this website, you accept the use of cookies for the above purposes.

Skip to content