Over the years, the experience of healers and sages has been that beneath the apparent exquisite world is a more refined realm of energy and creation. These elements both stand alone as well as mix and blend with each other to create subtle effect. As the people who lived before us did so long ago, so too can we today follow the lay down guidelines of these elements healing.
We can use these elements – earth, water, fire, air and sky in our approach to health and healing. In varying degrees, these elements constitute the essence of every living being. This living energy is included in the procedures recommended for you to do at home by as well as in the services administered by most Spa and Wellness Center. We believe as a result of result of research that periodic exposure to each of the 5 elements is essential for balance and peaceful existence. As a result of using these elements, it confer upon you its healing attributes: to nurture, empower, cleanse, restore and inspire you
While receiving treatment at a spa, Take note the ways in which the essence of these five timeless elements can be captured. Each of these elements represents a different kind of energy and impacts on us in different ways. Each element has a specific universal lesson that it can teach us. In consequent paragraphs a brief of the various elements is given.
Earth is considered as the element of matter, representing grounding and stability. It should be noted that Earth is the most nourishing as well as balancing of the elements. From earth, we can learn how to nurture. Mother Earth will never cease to share with us her generosity, her highly valuable minerals and food. On a literal level, earth lends us her support. On a more subtle and energetic level, it is the most nurturing and nourishing of the elements. And like earth, we can be either verdant or life-giving, or we can become barren and arid.
Water on the other hand is the element of bonding, representing our selves. Water it is the most restorative as well as refreshing of the elements. From water, which is progressive and flowing, we can learn to move forward and grow emotionally. On a more literal level, water hydrates us and feeds the fluid systems in our body. On the more subtle and energetic level, it is the most restorative of the elements. And like water, we can be either gentle or soft or we can become ferocious and thunderous.
Fire is the element of thermodynamics, representing intensity and power. Fire as a matter of fact is the most invigorating as well as detoxifying of the elements discussed in this piece. From fire, which gives warmth, light and heat we can learn to see in a more lucid manner; our insight gives us untold power. On a more basic level, fire provides us with heat and light. On a more subtle and energetic level, it is the most invigorating as well as detoxifying of the elements. And like fire, we can be soft and flickering or we can become scorching and freighting.
Air is the element of kinesis, representing love and life. Air is the most cleansing as well as rejuvenating of the elements. From air, which constantly moves and is imperceptible, we can learn from it how to be subtle and unattached. On a more basic level, air can give us prana, breath- an essential life force. On a more subtle and energetic level, it is the most cleansing and rejuvenating of the elements. And like air, we can clean, be crisp or we can become stagnant and stifling.
Sky is the element of space, representing transcendence and hope. Sky is the most purifying as well as uplifting of the elements. From sky, which although seems to change constantly but in the real sense is always the same, we can learn to live from our soul, the deepest part of ourselves that represents truth and is eternal. On a more literal level, its vastness which is beyond human imagination receives the universe. On a more subtle level, it is considered the most purifying as well as uplifting of the elements. And like the sky, we can be glorious and radiant or we can become menacing and stormy.
In conclusion as a result of observing all of the elements, we can learn to be interdependence and profound of all things. We have come to understand that earth is a synergistic combining of all the elements. We have come to understand also that the sun represents the fire element, but the sun in its state comprises of gases and therefore have a close connection to the air element. We also have come to understand that the water element is closely connected with the sky element, as water reflects sky. Relatively we have been made to understand that the earth and water comprise the basic material of our planet and that these have the umbrella of air thus is very essential for human existence and that the sky both surrounds all the elements and contains all the elements. Thus all these elements have been seen to be very beneficial to the human body and it is an essential benefit to spa when incorporated.