Good Day Morning Yogis!
You have heard of the 5 Elements of Nature, also known as the Panchmahabhutas in Ayurveda. Our universe is made up of these 5 main elements and are an integral part of us.
Being an integral part of us, I started thinking of how we could use these in the work environment. Using the elements of Nature not literally but adapting them to our daily working life. There are many interpretations of the 5 elements in Ayurveda, in Vastu shastra, in identifying our body types but I’m keeping it simple. Here is my take on the 5 elements at work!
Air – Vayu – Breathe! Use your breath to energise yourself. Beat stress, stay calm, stay centered. Using Ujjayi breath during the day will just help you keep your wits about you and keep your nerves calm. At least once in your 9-5 work day, take 10 minutes out and do Pranayam and meditation.
Water – Jala – Hydrate throughout the day. Water does amazing things to your body, keeps you fresh and alert, cleanses, oxygenates. Keep a bottle by your workspace and measure how much water you drink everyday.
Earth – Prithvi – At work be grounded! Be strong. Have dreams and expectations, work hard, but make sure you have your feet firmly on the ground, not floating away with your ideas.
Fire – Agni – Keep the fire in your belly burning! Have the grit and determination to go behind your goals, your dreams. Do what you think is right and to believe in yourself. You can keep the fire in your belly alive by doing 3 rounds of Agnisar Kriya every day!
Ether – Akasha – Aim for the sky! Aim high, soar high! Use the power of visualising your sankalp (your goal) and believe in your abilities to make them come true! Make the space around positive, keep company of positive people, be positive!
Sounds very simplistic? It is, very simple, so you can try and follow this for a few weeks and see if it centres you! Get in touch to let me know what you think!
Have a happy day!
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.