Space Element Amy Bell Yoga Teacher Wellness Wellbeing Lifestyle Blog

Space Element

Akasha – Space / SKy / Ether “Into the void of silence, into the empty space of nothing, the joy of life is unfurled.”  C. S. Lewis Principle – of Space/Vacuity Sense – Sound/Hearing Characteristics – Absence of the other four elements, the concept of

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Air Element

Vayu – The God Of Wind Principle of – Mobility/Movement. Sense – Touch. Characteristics – Responsiveness, alertness, agility, adaptability, freedom, curiosity, flexibility, free spirited, and seeking to even itself out. Upward, changing, loves to try new things, fluctuating, erratic, light, charismatic. Connection (mind), full of

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Fire Element Amy Bell Yoga Teacher Wellness Wellbeing Lifestyle Blog

Fire Element

“Agni” – “Tejas” Principle of – Transformation Sense – Sight (Inner & Outer) Characteristics – Hot, sharp, fiery, penetrating, clarifying, burning, luminous, radiant, transforming, conversion, transmutation, upward energy, warmth, gives light, activation, independent, confidence, desire, ambition, intensity, digestion and assimilation in the body, intelligence in

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Water Element

“Jala” – “Ap” – “Varuna” Principle of  – Fluidity & Flexibility Sense – Taste (transmits flavour) – tongue/pelvis & reproductive organs Characteristics – Flowing (with the current), knows the path of least resistance for ultimate strength, liquidity, allowing, loosening, dissolving, downward, pleasure, sensual, sweetness, emotional

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Earth Element

“Prithivi” – “Bhumi” – “Gaia” Sense – Smell Characteristics – Steady, slow, grounded, practical, pragmatic, primal, stable, dense, solid matter, firmness, physical structure in the body, mental and emotional stability in mind, solidity, mass, resilience, safety, gravitas. Empowerments / Qualities – Steadfast, consistent, patient, regular,

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Balance: The Wheel Of Life

We don’t find balance; we create it. It’s beneficial to take stock of how you spend your time and what you are putting your energy into, so draw yourself a chart like the one below (adjust the categories if you wish), reflect upon your life

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Amy Bell Equanimity Yoga Teacher Wellness Wellbeing Lifestyle Blog

Cultivating Upeksha – Equanimity

An Equanimity Proverb: The Chinese Farmer. Once upon a time, there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. That evening, all of his neighbours came around to commiserate. They said, “We are so sorry to hear your horse has run away. This is most

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What is Upeksha – Equanimity?

Equanimity is being calm amidst difficult situations. Equanimity: Buddhism. In Buddhism, equanimity (upekṣā / upekkhā) is one of the four Brahmavihārās (also known as the four immeasurables), which are a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them.  The other three virtues

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2. The Fluctuating Mind – Practise

“Yoga is stopping the mind from becoming involved in activities that distract one from a chosen direction.” TKV Desikachar (T Krishnamacharaya’s son). Five Yogic Practices to help control the fluctuating mind. MEDITATION Anything can be the object of your meditation, but to help the fluctuations

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