Each element has its share of positives and negatives. These five elements need to be in togetherness, in cooperation for the well functioning of nature as well as our human body. And this way we can change the we live.
Panch-Tatwa yoga, Panch-Tatwa ayurveda, Panch-Tatwa worshiping, Panch-Tatwa sadhna are few ways I had read and experienced. Will share some of my reading and observations on Panch-Tatwas and our human body. few inputs from Sadhguru’s inner exploration and other material.
WE are all beautiful if we are connected to nature, and that’s the most natural way to stay connected to our Panchtatwas. In a sound body, the five cardinal elements are maintained in a particular proportion.
You are what you are, you are one of the unique creations of the universe. It’s the natural beauty you are gifted with and nature’s is beautiful. Why even compare or think about comparison, have you seen similar lips or nose of anyone, No! so it’s unique, have you seen a heart similar to yours NO, that’s because yes you are beautiful. Nature is beautiful in it’s unique way and so are you.
I love nature and love to stay natural and connection to Panch-Tatwa help me stay near nature. I always believe in natural products, natural remedies, organic food products. I know many may not believe, but I am a no make up person. Being natural is what I teach my kids too.
Pancha Tattva Mudra is a Practice to Balance the Elements
Our Mind as Water element:
We all know that 70% of the earth is water and the same goes for the human body, and it flows within all of us. It’s the mind that brings reality to the body. Without the mind there is no Body. So it is the mind that gives the body a reality. The mind can flow in any direction, it can flow backward in time or even forward. This free flowing, fluid nature of mind makes it attributed to the water element.
Water is life. It is important how you treat it before it enters your system. I associate my random thoughts & musings under water head only on my blog.
Our Intelligence as Fire element:
Fire is the source of energy and light. Light helps make this beauty of the world visible to all of us. Each thought refers to an object/ image and throughout life we get infinite and enormous thoughts. With the help of our intelligence which is called as Buddhi our thoughts get a pattern. Without Intelligence, Mind would just be a random flow of thoughts without any logic in it. Hence the ancients associated the fire element with Intelligence. Our mind, is consisting of enormous thoughts which are flowing like a river. The most important aspect of Intelligence is that, it brings the mind to the present moment, the reality, the Awareness of our existence.
What kind of fire burns within you? Is it the fire of greed, hatred, anger, resentment, lust, love, or compassion? If you cleanse the element of fire, once again your physical and mental wellbeing will be well-taken care of. A simple process you can do to cleanse the fire within you is get some sunlight every day. If having a fire is not possible light a lamp with oil or ghee and be around this lamp.“Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya” means “From darkness, lead me to light
Our Awareness as Air element:
Air, is important for sustenance of our life and thus is a powerful and important life source. Only when we are alive, when we are aware, we can feel our Body, Mind and Intelligence. That Aliveness is Awareness, and without Awareness, we are dead. It is the Awareness that helps keep the three, the Body, Mind and Intelligence alive. Fire needs air for burning, similarly mind and body along with Intelligence needs Awareness. Hence the ancients rightly called the Awareness as the Air element. The Sum total of Awareness, intelligence, Mind and Body is called as energy.
Awareness of traditions culture values made me write on same under Air head on my blog.
Our Consciousness as Sky element: Akash
The Blue sky is the open space that can accommodate everything, it’s a roof on our heads. When we see the star lit sky its the path to galaxies from the Earth it’s the way from the ground to be connected to universe.
It is the most expansive dimension which is limitless, If your access to it expands, both your perception and intelligence will grow. A simple act to look up at the sky and bow down to akash for holding you and this planet in place can bring about magical changes in your thought process and life.
Everything exists in Consciousness, the living , the non living, the moving or non moving, the small the big, the tall or short. Existence is due to our Consciousness. This is why the ancients associated Consciousness to the space element.
These five aspects of Consciousness, Awareness, Intelligence, Mind and Body are the basic universal fundamentals which help body to stay in balance like all 5 fingers of our hand.
The ‘panchatatwa‘ directly relate to our “Self”, and the understanding of the ‘panchatatva‘ guides us towards a better awareness of our environment.
When Panch-Tatwa are in balance it provides us happiness, peace, success, prosperity, calmness and satisfaction.
Using natural, organic, UN-chemicalised, pure, herbal, Ayurveda products help us stay connected.
This is my Water post on PanchTatwa thoughts & observations.
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