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Panchamahabhutas and the Pancha Tattva – The 5 Elements Within

The five elements are the cosmological foundation which makes up our bodies, the world, and the entire universe. Without these elements, everything around us and within us will cease to exist. These five elements are referred to as the panchamahabhutas in Ayurveda and the pancha tattva in Yoga. They do not only make up the fundamental constituents of our bodies, but the subtle aspects of our internal spiritual being as well. Thus, through the purification of these five elements, we are able to balance ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Yoga Tattva Mudra Vigyan – Healing with Hand Mudras

Yoga is often perceived as a physical practice of postures that helps an individual’s flexibility, balance, and strength. It is also often seen as a form of exercise that includes breathing techniques that helps facilitate calmness, peace of mind, and relaxation within an individual. A daily yoga asana practice helps a practitioner reach their utmost inner potential with these yoga practices and techniques. But, we often overlook the psycho-spiritual and psycho-physiological subtleties that shows how yoga is an internal practice that goes beyond the superficial.

As we continue to practice yoga asanas, pranayama, concentration, and meditation, we begin to feel the subtle affects within our bodies, minds, and internal consciousnesses. And what helps with this deeper understanding and cultivation of internal energy are mudras or postures of the hands.

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Spring is not just a season, but a state of mind.

Life is not in body only, but also in the mind.

Old age does not mean living many years, but thinking you are old.

Our lives are measured by eternity, not years.

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“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.

But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.

Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes.

All is a miracle.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

“To find the universal elements enough;

To find the air and the water exhilarating;

To be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter. . .

To be thrilled by the stars at night;

To be elevated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring.

– These are some of the rewards of the simple life.”

~ John Burroughs