Can you picture parts of your anatomy as water or fire or earth? Feel the fluidity of water and vitality of breath? It is an interesting thing to picture the elements of the earth as part of your being, and it gives a rich and juicy metaphor to play with.

Ayurveda and Yoga see the body the same way they see nature, comprised of the same elemental qualities: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. These natural elements work in a dynamic relationship with each other for our optimal health and vitality.

The Yogic model would even say that each element finds a natural home in a certain part of the body. Ayurveda would see that each cell houses all 5 elements in different combinations to create the specific purpose and vitality of that cell.

Discover more in the Yogahealer blog post.