Fire is one of the most powerful of the elements. When we tap into its energy, we bring alive transformation within ourselves.
Fire has always been used in most rituals especially in Yoga traditions. Some of the oldest Deities worshiped were Agni, the God of Fire. Indra, the God of Storms. And Soma, the God of the Moon. As time passed these Gods fell in to the shadows as others became more popular. However, the basic fire, water and nourishment as a blessing is always there. In rituals they would offer seeds, flowers, gee and incense to feed the fire. In this practice we will begin to offer our inner fire 3 things that bring us joy, to symbolically feed the fire and direct the heat, to what our heart desires. Your personal intention for this practice. What does your heart burn for? Greater health, wealth, purpose, contentment, resolve, love, connection?
Agni evolved to be associated with the action of transformation. When our inner flames are stoked, fire provides energy for the body in loads of ways:
- Digestive Fire, helping transform food into energy
- Vital Fire, helping transform energy to fuel actions, motivate us
- Intelligence Fire, power of cognition
- Mental Fire, helping drive ideas into action
- Compassion Fire, helping warm to ourselves and our actions with empathy, tenderness and kindness
Law of Nature of Fire is Heat in the form of your temperature, metabolism, phyical-digestive-mental power as well as your creative energy. This gives us our drive, determination, confidence, charisma, hunger, courage and energy to direct us to fulfil our purpose. We feel this at our solar plexus, solar – sun, or called Manipura Chakra. We know when our fire is balanced, that Sattvic affect expresses itself through inner strength, vital fuel, the energy to motivate us to a more purposeful, disciplined and spontaneous life.
Hasta Mudra – Agni Mudra
Bija – RAM
The sense organ is Sight, to See, to have Visions. What do you see in your future? What visions of your future do you want to create?
Let’s build and direct this Fire to give this practice more meaning and purpose as you connect to what brings you JOY and what your heart burns for.