One “grounding” exercise I like to do when I’m stressed out is to go out somewhere in nature (like local woods or park) to find a nice spot where I can be alone. After finding a pleasant spot I stand up straight with both feet planet firmly on the ground (getting into mountain pose if you do yoga) and allowing my limbs, especially legs to get very, very heavy like they were made of lead. Then I close my eyes and upon taking few deep breaths I start counting from 10-0 (still breathing deeply, inhale:10, exhale:10, inhale:9, exhale:9 etc) feeling all the heaviness from my body pouring down through my legs and feet into the ground, releasing all the stress. This exercise seems more efficient when the weather is warm and you can be barefoot but I noticed it works well even with shoes on. If you try doing this while being super stressed out (or having your root chakra blocked) closing your eyes to breathe deeply while being alone in the woods might seem scary (and with first few breaths it might even seem like you’re about to have an anxiety attack) but if you keep on breathing you can feel your energy shifting, becoming more stable and grounded and all the stress and overwhelm being replace with inner peace.
My favorite exercise to do for a little boots in energy is to go out in nature and find a place where I can be by myself. But instead of going into woods or a park I look for open spaces where I can see the sky so I often wander into an open field or a meadow. When I find a favorable spot I stand up straight and take a few deep breathes allowing my energy field, my aura to expand and keep on expanding until I can feel it stretches from one side of the horizon to another. This sensation can be described as growing in size, becoming so big you can swallow the sky. This energetic expansion usually feels amazing, almost ecstatic and like some sort of chiropractic for the soul. I usually stay in this joyous, expansive state for a few minutes and then pull back into my physical vessel refreshed and realigned. Also, I prefer doing this exercise either during sunrise or sunset stretching into the beautiful colors of the sky and letting them “mix into” my energy field, letting them “paint” my soul. However, I’ve learned that this kind of expansion exercise works well only if your lower chakras are working properly so you can stay grounded during the exercise, the goal is just to stretch out your energy field not to catapult yourself into the space without being able to get back into your physical body smoothly :)