The Five Elements of Nature and the Reasons to Balance them

It is said that there are five elements of nature that comprise everything: Akash (space), Agni (fire), Jal (water), and Prithvi (earth). We need to understand these five elements to understand the problems in life – be it about our relationships or financial issues or physical issues or mental issues or even our spiritual life.

If there is an imbalance between any five elements, it can cause these problems. And the only way to solve these problems is to balance the elements.

Why Balancing Five Elements (Pancha Mahabhootas or Pancha Tattva) is essential for your life?

5 Elements of Nature

Know what these five elements of nature are about:

Akash (Space)

Space defines the gap between two things, and it is also the element of non-resistance. Thus, it talks about how there should be some sort of space maintained between our joints, relationships, thoughts, and so on. For instance, if there is any sort of space reduced between our joints, we feel joint pain. Likewise, if there are spaces reduced in between thoughts, it can affect our mental health. Even in the relationship, there needs to be a certain level of space.

Vayu (Wind)

The wind signifies unstable movement, cold and dry. The element must flow perfectly in life to have stability. If the wind flows rapidly, it can cause the twitching of muscles physically, unstable relationships, and a flickering mind mentally.

And in case there is less wind, it can result in a lack of ideas, no bowel movement, low blood pressure, laziness, and a lack of spark in the relationship.

Agni (Fire)

Fire signifies heat that makes things mature and assists in melting and purification. Agni can transform anything: solid to liquid, liquid to gas. When there is a balance of fire, it can melt the cysts of an ovary, fibroids of a uterus, osteophytes of joints, and spine.

However, if there is an increase of fire, it can increase the burning of the chest, dark urine with burning, anger, aggression, and others. If there is a lack of fire, it can reduce appetite, diabetes, lack of creativity and even the warmth of the relationship can reduce.

Jal (Water)

Water represents coldness. It helps to lubricate and possesses cohesive properties. Water is very flexible and can take any form when poured into any glass.

Excess of water, however, can cause swelling in the body. Water also represents adaptability and flexibility, which are vital parts of a relationship as a relationship needs adjustments and attachments.

Prithvi (Earth)

Prithvi represents solidness. The earth is rigid, heavy, and stable. It can hold something and stop something. When there is a lack of Prithvi, then your hairs might fall, teeth might become weak, bones might become brittle, the bleeding might not stop, and relationships might be unstable.

If there is an excess of Earth element, digestion can be difficult. There needs to be a perfect balance between having a healthy physical, mental, and relationship life.

There are many therapies to balance these elements – acupressure, reiki, Vastu, color therapy, and so on.