The Water element is also known as the Apas tattva. It is cool, smooth, flowing, and soft. Due to its soothing effect, it becomes our protector.
Balanced Water element will soothe all your pain and inflammation in your body as well as protect you from the heat of the Fire element, rough motions of Air, disintegrating effect of Ether, and keeps you flowing from the stagnant nature of Earth element. Most importantly, the Water tattva takes the form of our most pure and basic nourishment. However, it must be moderated as well. Otherwise, you will drown in it if it is too much, and dry up when it is too little. When the Water tattva is out of balance, you can feel too emotional, obstructed, lacking in self-esteem, transparent, vulnerable, stuck, or hard at heart.
The sense associated with the Water tattva is taste. Thus, it is not too hard to see that to take care of the element of Water in your body, you must begin with your stomach.
Maintaining a proper balance of water is essential and can be regulated by what we eat and drink. Food which is supposed to bring the water in your body is cooked grains, oils, nuts, and non-fermented dairy. If you feel the lack of water in your body, you should be eating more of this food. If you feel too much water – cut down on these foods.
We suggest you try our Shoti Maa “Emotional Detox” tea. This blend will kick start your digestive system with due to mint and hibiscus as well as bring your emotion to a calm and flowing state. The excellent combination of flavors alone can bring a balance to the water in your body.
With proper regulation of drinking enough water and eating the right amount of food, we can easily balance our Water element in our body.
The responsibilities of the Earth tattva due to its close link to the first chakra are very close-related to those of the first chakra. Therefore, Earth tattva is also responsible for your security and survival. If your Earth element is out of balance, you could be on edge, struggling to stay above water and possibly in a rough spot financially. This is where the Earth tattva`s eliminating and releasing qualities come to play. By eliminating and releasing what holds you back, you can move forward from a more grounded perspective, and thus, move through life smoothly and simply just like a true yogi.
Find The Balance
A great way to reconnect with the environment and the Earth element is to walk through nature barefoot. Simply take your shoes off and walk without any worries of your earthly troubles that keep us stuck. Let the energy flow and truly reconnect with the original base of our existence. Furthermore, there are plenty of ways to get the energy of the earth tattva moving. For example, exercise or have someone else open those physical earthly blocks with a massage.