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Fire: The third of the five elements

October 14th, 2014 by Oliver Frings
reading time: 1-2 minutes

Fire is associated with power, heat, energy, assertiveness and passion. Fire has many uses and has been an important part in the development of human civilization. Fire creates energy by burning and it creates heat.

In yoga, fire is associated with the manipura (solar plexus) chakra. The manipura chakra is your core self, it is who you are. People with a balanced manipura chakra acknowledges themselves and their work, accepts and loves themselves and are confident in their choices. A healthy manipura chakra also helps overcome inertia by employing motivation and helps you assume responsibility for your life. Fire also refers to the inner warmth of the body and is often used as a symbol of our soul.

When humans learned to control fire we gained the ability to generate heat and light and a way to protect ourselves. Fire is a wild element, but it can be controlled in the right environments. If the element does get out of control, we can cancel it out with water, another of the five elements.

Fire is an important part of many religions and spiritual practices, some even worship the element. Fire is used for many different rituals, an example is incense burning. When the element heats the incense it releases fragrances.

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