Balance the 5 elements with this simple 5 Element Breath

5 Element Breath

We human beings recognize the physical world around us through our five organs of perception and without them we would not be aware of the physical world. Our five senses of: Hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. This fact is self-evident and most people are aware of it. What is not so widely known, is that each of these senses is related to one of the five elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth.

Ether is the medium through which sound is transmitted thus; the ethereal element is related to the hearing function. The ear, the organ of hearing, expresses action through the organ of speech, which creates meaningful human sound.

Air is related to the sense of touch; the sensory organ of touch is the skin. The organ of action for the sense of touch is the hand. The skin is especially sensitive and the hand is responsible for the actions of holding, giving and receiving.

Fire manifests light, heat and color, is related to vision. The eye is the organ of sight, governs the action of walking and is thus related to the feet. For example a blind man can walk, but that walking has no definite direction. Eyes give direction to the action of walking. his is energy, which is converted to colour and light by our eyes. So fire governs our eyes but also gives us direction when we are walking or moving.

Water is related to the organ of taste, without water the tongue cannot taste. The tongue is closely related in function to the action of the genitals. Earth element is related to the sense of smell. The nose is the sensory organ of smell, is related in function to the action of the anus, excretion. The person who has constipation or an unclean colon demonstrates this relationship: he experiences bad breath and his sense of smell becomes dull.

Earth element is related to the sense of smell. The nose is the sensory organ of smell, is related in function to the action of the anus, excretion. The person who has constipation or an unclean colon demonstrates this relationship: he experiences bad breath and his sense of smell becomes dull.

The following easy breathing technique helps you to balance the elements. You will feel calm and relaxed!

 

5 Element Breath

Relax, breathing your natural breath.

Take circa 5 breaths for each element, or longer.

Earth: Inhale nose, exhale nose
Qualities: nurturing, solidity.
Movement: spreading horizontally.

Water: Inhale nose, exhale mouth
Qualities: fluidity, purifying, giving life.
Movement: downwards.

Fire: Inhale mouth, exhale nose.
Qualities: enthusiasm, transmutation.
Movement upward.

Air: Inhale and exhale mouth
Qualities: freedom, releasing from constructs, cosmic identity.
Movement zig-zag.

Ether: Very fine breath inhaling and exhaling through the nose
Qualities: ‘emotion of the soul’. Peace. Unity.
Movement: stillness.

 

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