Element Erde

Das erste der fünf Elemente ist Erde. Dieses Element steht für Struktur, Schwere und Klarheit. Auf diesem Element ruhen alle weiteren Elemente. Das Element Erde wird auch mit Sicherheit, Tradition und Verbundenheit in Zusammenhang gebracht.

Gleichgewicht

Ein Erdelement, das im Gleichgewicht ist, schenkt dir eine erdende Wirkung, Stabilität, Vertrauen und Ausdauer. Du hast das Gefühl, alles schaffen zu können. Ist es jedoch im Ungleichgewicht, dann kannst du dich klein und unbedeutend fühlen, dein mangelndes Selbstwertgefühl macht dir zu schaffen und du bist schnell gereizt. 

Sinne

Das Element Erde ist mit dem Geruchssinn verbunden. Gerüche in der Natur wahrzunehmen, erden uns wohlig.

Ernährung

Nahrungsmittel mit erdender Wirkung ist vor allem gekochtes Gemüse, Obst, Getreide, natürliche Süße und mild wärmende Gewürze, wie Kardamom und schwarzer Pfeffer. Wenn du jedoch insgesamt zu viel isst, dann macht sich das Erdelement auf der Waage schnell bemerkbar.

Shoti Maa Tee

Unser Hier und Jetzt-Tee kombiniert milde, wärmende Gewürze zu einem köstlichen, leicht scharfen Geschmack. Dieses Aroma belebt das Erdelement in dir. 


Chakras

Das Chakra, das dem Erdelement zugeordnet wird, ist das erste Chakra, das Wurzel-Chakra. Es sorgt für dein Überleben und Sicherheit. Wenn dieses Chakra nicht richtig fließen kann, kann sich das in einer finanziell schwierigen Lage ausdrücken. Dir könnte das Wasser buchstäblich bis zum Halse stehen. Ein ausgeglichenes Wurzel-Chakra hilft dir, dich geerdet und sicher durchs Leben zu bewegen.

Element Wasser

Das vierte der fünf Elemente ist Wasser. Die Eigenschaften des Wasserelements sind kühl, glatt, fließend und weich. Wasser wird auf Grund seiner beruhigenden Wirkung zu deinem Beschützer.

Gleichgewicht

Ist das Wasserelement im Gleichgewicht, dann lindert es alle Schmerzen und Entzündungen im Körper. Es schützt dich vor der Hitze des Feuers, der rauen Luft und der auflösenden Tendenz des Äthers. Wasser sollte zu deinen reinsten und wichtigsten Lebensmittel werden. Trinkst du jedoch zu viel, dann fließt deine Energie damit weg. Trinkst du zu wenig, dann trocknest du aus. Ein Ungleichgewicht des Element Wassers erkennst du daran, dass du unzufrieden, überemotional, überempfindlich oder hartherzig bist.

Sinne

Das Element Wasser ist mit dem Geschmackssinn verbunden. Im Magen beginnt deshalb ein gut gepflegtes Wasserelement. 

Ernährung

Ein ausgewogener Wasserhaushalt ist unerlässlich, um sich wohl zu fühlen. Durch Essen und Trinken kannst du das leicht steuern. Es gibt viele Lebensmittel, die reichlich Wasser enthalten: gekochter Reis, gekochtes Getreide, Öle, Nüsse und nicht fermentierte Milchprodukte. Und viele Obst- und Gemüsesorten, wie Gurken, Zucchini, Kürbis, Melonen, Äpfel, Trauben und viele mehr.

Shoti Maa Tee

Unser Emotional Clarity-Tee wird dein Verdauungssystem mit Minze und Hibiskus ankurbeln und deine Emotionen in ruhig fließende Bahnen lenken. Die wundervolle Geschmacksmischung bringt den Wasserhaushalt in deinem Körper wieder ins Gleichgewicht.


Chakras

Das Chakra, das dem Wasserelement zugeordnet wird, ist das zweite Chakra, das Sakral-Chakra. Es ist das Zentrum für Sinnlichkeit und Kreativität und ist auch gleichzeitig die Grundlage für deine Individualität und deine unterbewusste Persönlichkeit. Ist dieses Chakra aus dem Gleichgewicht, fließt die Energie nicht mehr.

Element Feuer

Das dritte der fünf Elemente ist Feuer. Es ist die Quelle aus der reine Energie, Transformation und Stoffwechsel entspringen. Feuer versorgt deinen Körper mit Energie, Nahrung und Wachstum. Feuer verleiht dir Willen und die Tatkraft, Blockaden zu überwinden.

Gleichgewicht

Ist das Feuerelement bei dir im Gleichgewicht, dann trägt es dich mit einer kraftvollen Energiewelle durchs Leben. Aber schnell gerät Feuer außer Kontrolle und dann kann es mit Zorn und Wut für Zerstörung sorgen. Ist das Feuer zu schwach, könntest du depressiv, kühl oder festgefahren werden. Auch Selbstzweifel und Schuldgefühle werden dich plagen.

Sinne

Das Element Feuer ist mit dem Sehsinn verbunden. Feuer erleuchtet deinen Weg, damit du gut weiter findest. Wenn das Element Feuer in der Balance ist, sehen deine Augen scharf wie ein Adler.

Ernährung

Nahrung ist deine Energiequelle und so kannst du dein Feuerelement direkt beeinflussen. Möchtest du dein Feuerelement erhöhen, dann sind scharfe, würzige, saure und salzige Lebensmittel richtig. Um das Feuerelement zu beruhigen, werden süße, herbe und bittere Lebensmittel empfohlen. Es ist gut, wenn du dein inneres Feuer in Balance hältst, um jederzeit in deiner Energie zu sein.

Balance finden

Tanke Sonnenlicht, so oft und so viel wie möglich, besonders in der dunkleren Jahreszeit. Im Sommer genügt es, sich im Schatten aufzuhalten. Eine weitere großartige Möglichkeit, das Feuerelement auszugleichen ist Bewegung! Das kann Fitness sein, Tanzen oder Joggen, Hauptsache Bewegung – denn sie setzt die richtige Energie frei. 

Shoti Maa Tee

Mit unserem Feuer und Flamme-Tee kannst du das Feuer in dir beleben. Die feurige Kombination aus Schoko, Minze und Chili sowie die schöne, kastanienbraune Farbe lassen das Feuer in dir wieder auflodern.


Chakras

Das Chakra, das dem Feuerelement zugeordnet wird, ist das dritte Chakra, das Solarplexus-Chakra. Wenn das Feuerelement nicht im Gleichgewicht ist, kann auch das dritte Chakra nicht fließen. Diese dritte Chakra, das Solarplexus-Chakra, ist die Basis und der Ausgangspunt der Kundalini-Energie in deinem Körper. Wenn hier die Energie nicht gut fließt, sind auch die anderen Chakren davon beeinflusst.

Element Luft

Das zweite der fünf Element ist Luft. Körperlich zeigt sich Luft als Bewegung und Leben. Dieses Element lässt dein Blut zirkulieren, den Atem fließen und bringt deine Gedanken in die Welt. Luft ist die Quelle hinter jeder Bewegung.

Gleichgewicht

Gerät das Element Luft aus dem Gleichgewicht, dann bewegt es sich entweder zu schnell oder zu langsam, bis hin zur völligen Blockade. Keiner dieser Zustände ist gut, das Ungleichgewicht drückt sich sowohl körperlich, als auch emotional aus. Z. B. leidet dein Kreislauf, wenn das Element Luft sich zu schnell oder auch zu langsam bewegt. Das Gleichgewicht ist hier besonders wichtig.

Balance finden

Eine tägliche Routine erleichtert es dir sehr, das Luftelement im Gleichgewicht zu halten. Ein gleichmäßiger, konstanter Tagesablauf unterstützt das Luftelement, ein hektisches und chaotisches Leben führt ins Ungleichgewicht. Auf emotionaler Ebene entspricht das Element Luft der Hingabe und dies erfordert Glauben. Wenn du dich einem höheren Bewusstsein hingibst, führt dies zu einem Glauben an dich selbst und an das Göttliche. So kann das Element Luft frei durch deinen Körper fließen.

Shoti Maa Tee

Mit unserem Tee „Flügel des Lebens“ spürst du den unbeschwerten Fluss des Lebens in der Mischung aus Fenchel, Kardamom und einem kleinen Schuss Orange. Dieser tiefe Geschmack bringt dich in Bewegung.


Ernährung

Fühlst du dich träge und müde, dann könnte dies an einem Mangel von Luft in der Ernährung liegen. Der bitter Geschmack in Lebensmitteln verstärkt Luft. Auch wenn du dich festgefahren und unbeweglich fühlst, sind bittere Lebensmittel ein guter Motivationsschub. Ist jedoch zu viel Luft vorhanden, dann neigst du zu Instabilität und Sprunghaftigkeit. Wie überall, ist das richtige Maß wichtig.

Chakras

Das Chakra, das dem Luftelement zugeordnet wird, ist das vierte Chakra, das Herz-Chakra. Für die Herzensqualität in deinem Leben ist es wichtig, das Luftelement im Gleichgewicht zu halten. Mit dem Herz-Chakra verbinden wir Mitgefühl, Liebe, Güte und Vergebung. Das Herz-Chakra hilft dir mit dir selbst und deiner Umgebung in Harmonie zu leben und die Liebe aus dem Universum wahrzunehmen. Ist dein Luftelement in Balance, dann schwebst du wie der Wind durch den Himmel. 

Ether Element

The last element of the five elements is ether. This element is the most subtle of all the elements and can be hard to grasp. In essence, this element is space or emptiness. The ether element gives the other elements a place to exist in. The origin of ether is the shabd or naad, which is the vibration or sound which permeates the universe in its purest form because of this sound. It is inseparable.

Balance

When your ether element is balanced, you have a deep connection to the infinite, control of the projection, and effects of your voice. The qualities of ether are expansive, unlimited, or creative. However, the qualities of ether can also be described as the absence of the characteristics of the other elements.
For example, it can be cold due to the absence of fire or ungroundedness due to the absence of earth and so on.

Consequently, when the ether element is not in balance, you don’t give the other elements enough space to exist in and adopt the qualities of absence. It may also happen that it goes too far into the expanse of space, so you do not stay here on earth mentally. It is said that you must live predominantly from the ether element rather than any other element. When this happens, you are the happiest and most carefree being in the world. For this to happen, all other elements must be in balance.

Find balance

Ether is tasteless, however, there is a lot of the ether element in bitter foods as well as the air element. The air element is what gives it its unique flavor. So eating bitter foods will bring both these elements into your body.

Nutrition

To have a balance of our elements we need balance in our diet. Ether in itself is tasteless however we tend to find the most ether in bitter foods. These bitter foods are usually made up of both air and ether but usually have more air element which is why we usually associate the bitter foods with that element instead. With the right amount of ether, you will become expansive but with too much, you will be ungrounded.

Shoti Maa Tee

Another way to bring ether into your body is our Joyful Silence tea. From this heartwarming blend, you will get the space to be in the moment.

Chakra

The chakra tied to the ether element is our source of sound the fifth chakra or throat chakra. This chakra is what differentiates us from other living creatures, our ability for communication and self-expression. When this chakra is not flowing due to an imbalance in the ether tattva you can experience trouble communicating or expressing yourself or have a form of negative communication. Therefore, when you feel blocked in this way, it is important to give yourself space to have a healthy flow of self-expression.

Fire Element

The third tattva – the fire element is the source of pure energy and transformation. The Fire element being is the main energy source in the body that provides us with nourishment and growth in our body as well as within ourselves. It gives us the will and empowerment to push through all blocks that stand in our way.

Balance

With the right balance of fire, we are propelled forward through life with a powerful wave of energy. But just like fire in the natural world, when the fire is not controlled and grows too much, we will have too much anger and damage ourselves and what is around us. At the same time, when too little fire is present, we can feel depressed, cold, stuck, guilty, or doubtful.

Sence

The sense associated with the fire element is sight. Fire illumines our way forward and even though the fire is subtle its effects are still very observable.

Nutrition

Food is our source of energy. Thus we must maintain healthy digestion and eat right to keep our fire element in order. Foods that bring fire into your system are hot, spicy, sour, and salty foods. On the flip side, foods which decrease your internal fire are cold and heavy. Thus when our digestion is sluggish and weak we should be eating lighter and spicier foods until our digestion balances out. However, when we are too fiery eating cold and heavy foods will help calm the flames. Eating these foods in the right proportion according to your nature is essential to keeping your fire warm yet controlled.

Shoti Maa Tee

Our Purity flame tea will rekindle the flame inside you with its fiery combination of Choco, mint, chili, and its lovely auburn color.


Chakra

The fire tattva is in synergy with the third chakra. When our fire tattva is out of balance the third chakra cannot flow. It is the base and starting point of the kundalini energy in our body. If it is not flowing, the rest of the chakras will not get the energy they need to function at full capacity.

Find balance

A simple good way to balance the fire element is to make sure you get enough sunlight. This may be difficult in some countries, which means you got to absorb it all in the times you can. Another great way is to get some exercise by making yourself go through exercising you release energy laying dormant and thus revitalize the essence of the fire tattva.

Water Element

The second element is the water element (or the Apas tattva). The water element is cool, smooth, flowing, and soft. Due to its soothing effect, it becomes our protector.

Balance

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 emotional, obstructed, too warm, lacking in self-esteem, transparent, vulnerable, stuck, or hard at heart.

Sence

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.

Nutrition

Maintaining a proper balance of water is essential and can be regulated by what we eat and drink. Food that is supposed to bring the water in your body is cooked grains, oils, nuts, and non-fermented dairy. If you feel a lack of water in your body, you should be eating more of this food. If you feel too much water – eat less of these foods. Thus with proper regulation of drinking enough water and eating the right amount of these kinds of foods, we can have a balance of our water element in our body.

Shoti Maa Tee

Our Emotional Clarity tea will kick start your digestive system with its mint and hibiscus as well as bring your emotion to a calm and flowing state, the excellent blend of flavors alone will bring a balance to the water in your body.

Chakra

The water element like all the elements is in synergy with a chakra. The chakra associated with the water tattva is the second chakra. The second chakra is our center of creativity and sensuality as well as the basis of our individuality and unconscious personality.

Find balance

When the water tattva is out of balance, the energetic center of the second chakra will have a hard time flowing. To encapsulate the water tattva try to use the ‘let it be’ attitude for life and simply go with the flow with the whirlwinds of life and stop tugging away with your worries and negative emotions. There are many ways that you can balance the water tattva. An obvious, but very important point is just drinking lots of water. Even if you think you drink enough, drink more because it is never enough. Another way to balance the water tattva is to go swimming in some nice flowing water or to do anything creative (art, cooking, dancing, etc.).

Earth Element

The essence of any of the five elements to know its qualities and mediums it works through. The earth tattva (also known as the pritvi tattva) is the first element and in synergy with the first chakra is stable, heavy and clear.

Balance

When out of balance you can be chaotic, lacking in self-esteem, ungrounded, feeling insignificant, can’t withstand stress or irritable. However, when in balance, it can bring you compactness and stability to your emotions and your life due to its grounding effect. Balancing this tattva will give you more stamina, easy digestion and a soft restful sleep which are things that most of us could use.

Sence

The sense associated with the earth element is smell and it operates strongly through this medium.

Nutrition

The earth element provides the structure for all food. Certain foods bring more of the earth element into your body. Foods saturated with earth element are cooked vegetables, fruits, cereals, natural sweeteners (such as honey), and mild warming spices (cardamom, black pepper). 

However, overeating of earth element food may cause an excess of new tissue needed in your body. Thus the intake of earth-element foods is essential, but it can be detrimental when thrown out of balance.

Shoti Maa Tee

Our Touch the Ground tea combines a beautiful blend of mild warming spices which creates a mouth-wateringly pungent flavor and an aroma that will reverberate through your whole earth element.


Chakra

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, the 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 now move forward from a more grounded perspective and thus move through life smoothly and simply just like a true yogi.

Find balance

A great way to reconnect to the earth 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.

Air Element

The fourth element is the element of air. In the body, air is expressed as motion and life, through this element our blood circulates, our breath moves, and our thoughts flow. Air is the source behind all motion.

Balance

Each of these states has its determinants in any facet of our bodies and emotions. For example, in our circulation, it is not good when overflowing but also not when flowing too slowly it must stay within the balance between the two, and completely detrimental when fully blocked.

Find balance

To have control over air can be achieved through steady daily routines, that maintain the air tattva in a balance. This is because it keeps us in a constant motion instead of the spastic and chaotic motion it usually follows. Emotionally, the highest form of the air element is surrender and this requires faith. When surrendered to higher consciousness, this leads to a faith in the self and divine and allows the air to flow freely in our body.

Shoti Maa Tee

With our Life on Wings tea, you will feel the carefree flow of life from the lovely deep flavor of the fennel and cardamom and a little kick of orange, which will bring you to motion.


Nutrition

Lack of air element may cause you to feel sluggish or lazy. Bitter flavor food in our diet increases the influence of air the most.
Thus when you are feeling stuck or need that extra boost, bitter foods are excellent! However, when there is too much air, we have too much motion that results in a loss of stability. Like all things, balance is required.

Chakra

The chakra associated with the air element is the heart chakra (fourth chakra). Therefore, keeping the air tattva in balance is essential to keep your fourth chakra flowing. The heart chakra is related to compassion and love. Thus, when this chakra is flowing, we live a life of kindness and forgiveness to ourselves and others. From this, you will live in harmony within yourself and with your surroundings and you will feel the love form the infinite. When this happens, you will feel like you are soaring through the sky like the wind.

6.th & 7th Chakra – How can we tune in a positive way?

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How often does it happen that you feel a bit nervous the morning you have an important presentation or meeting at work even if it done perfectly? 

Despite being ready, your mind may start playing with you creating unpredictable situations, but is there anything we can do about it? 

It is quite common to feel this way and happens to everyone: our parents, historical figures such as Gandhi and Winston Churchill, and your favorite artist. Hesitating and being scared is a part of a human being, but how can we tune in a positive way? 

Communication is said to come from three specific energetic centers – your chakras in your body which are the third, fourth and fifth. When these chakras are in balance, this can enable you to communicate very effectively in any situation. This is especially true when you hold a public speech. You might not notice that your chakras are imbalanced until you appear in the situation you need them the most. Do you feel that your voice does not have enough power and weight behind to be respected? Pay attention to your 3rd chakra. 

As with any other chakras, it can be balanced through meditations, which we will present soon, but try to start with our “Sanctify” Shoti Maa tea. Do you feel that you are not relatable enough or passionate enough during the speech, then our “Loving” tea aimed at balancing the 4th chakra could be for you. If you feel you can’t speak clearly because of the closed throat, “Talk to me” is definitely for you! 

The 6th chakra is your intuition which is a very powerful tool, a good analogy for it being a headlight into the unknown, something that illumines your way forward. Having this knowledge you can step back and center this chakra when you feel it’s needed. When some sophistication and intuition development is needed, try one of the Kundalini Yoga meditations, that easily can guide you on how to center the 6th charka.

The 7th chakra is your connection to the infinite, which is another valuable tool we, humans, can trap into. While this connection is always present, the 7th chakra helps to recognize your contact with eternity in every situation. When you feel that you start paying attention to the past or the future more than to the moment you are right now and you are losing the connection with your own body, it means your 7th charka needs to be balanced. As well as with other chakras, we suggest you meditate.

For both 6th and 7th energy centers, we need a clear vision, and we have a great tea for that. Shoti Maa “Delightful” is a blend of ginger, lemon, and kurkuma that helps to bring the mental clarity and inner peace back with its lovely classic flavor. “

Are you curious which chakra needs balancing for you? Follow the link to take our Charka Quiz now!