This week we bathed ourselves in the light of our own inner fire. Fire is the element associated with our passion, our purpose and our will. Think of the phrase she has a “fire in her belly”, and you will know what I mean. Connecting to the element of fire is a wonderful way to connect with your own passions in life, and help you live in ways that manifest your passion.
The element of fire is also associated with the third chakra, manipura, located around the solar plexus. This is usually depicted as a yellow swirl or ball, a lot like our sunshine. It is your inner sun, and we need to tend it, in order to live in ways congruous with our beliefs.
Fire also has the power to transform…we can burn away what no longer serves us. In the dance we often do this by dancing to wild music, by shaking and releasing….The exhaling breath is used to help release old stories, and ideas about ourselves that no longer serve.
Having danced the element of fire, it is important to continue to feed your fire, and a really simple way to do this it to spend a few minutes bathing in the sunshine!
Go outside (early morning is best at this time of year) and find a comfortable place where you can lie down and soak up some rays…just breathe gently feeling the warmth of the sun on your body, allowing yourself to relax in this warmth and energy.
After a few minutes you could do a few star stretches- giving some attention to each of your six limbs (arms, head, legs and tail). Breathe in through the solar plexus chakra, drawing limbs in, then stretch out like a star breathing out of your solar plexus. Repeat this a few times, and feel your inner flames dancing.
And if you want to dance some fire, we have had lots of fun with this track. Go wild sisters…
The piece I played is Dancing Tribe!