Fire Element Yoga

The Fire Element is connected to our hearts which, in Oriental Medicine, also houses our Mind. Our hearts maintain the ‘rhythm’ in our bodies throughout our lives, keeping our body supplied with oxygenated blood. Our breath is closely connected to our hearts and keeping a slow consistent breath, slows our heart rate down, allowing our hearts to work more efficiently. This then also calms our mind, which in Oriental Medicine doesn’t only reside in our head, but throughout our entire bodies. With a calm mind, we can better sense the rhythm of our heart and better connect with the rhythms within our lives. We can become more aware of the rhythms that resonate with us and those that don’t, hopefully guiding us to let go of the rhythms that don’t so we can align better with our purpose.

Aligning with this central theme of rhythm within the Fire Element, our practice would be rhythmic and flowing, with a steady and rhythmic breath. This might also include an opening of the chest area, being more ‘open hearted’. A more yang practice incorporating more movement and transitions between postures, and a more yin practice holding postures, with a focus on rhythmic breathing and connecting with our heart beat and inner rhythm. Perhaps even finding a rhythm between the movement and the pauses, flowing from yang, into yin, into yang…

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