Our whole universe is made up of water, every single being and element on this earth consists of water. 75% of Earth surface is covered by water with its oceans, rivers, lakes and streams. The water falling from the humid clouds as rain, penetrating the soil.
Also, 75% of the human body is water mirroring the composition of our planet. The brain consists even up to 85% and our blood 95%. The water in the body carries the nutrients to the cells and transports the toxins out of the body, a continuous flow of nourishment and purification. It protects our tissues and organs and regulates our body temperature. Water is the saliva in our mouth, tears running over our cheeks, the sweat, the feeling of moisture in our exhale and the pressure of the urine in our bladder.
The water element also has its energy centre in the body. Four fingers below the navel in the sacral chakra. This is the vessel for imagination and creative impulses. It is here where our soul and body integrate and accept each other.
How do I know when the water element is out of balance?
Do you feel over-emotional? Incredibly sensitive? Like emotions are crushing you like the big ocean waves?
One moment you are happy, the other one you are sad. Was it a message of a loved one, the news or just a song that changed your mood?
Lost in dreams, desires and visions, but where is the spark to put them into action. It feels like a fuzzy daydream. Like reading a novel or watching a movie to get absorbed and escape the real world?
Do you feel anxiety and fear due to a lack of choice or being imprisoned by the linking of others?
What qualities does water bring to my life?
Just like listening to the waves connecting to the water element brings calmness into our existence and as we experience our inner peace. When water is in balance, we are deeply in touch with our emotions that colour our imagination. It drives our hopes and dreams into vivid images. It allows us to deeply connect to others by the quality of our sensitivity for their emotions and being in tune with our intuition. It allows us to adapt, just like the river and the waves, we simply accept to go there as deeply within we understand it is all part of us.
This is the most potent part of the water element. It is here where we hold the unconditional love. As water is not ours, it is something that we borrow from the earth, it runs through us connecting us to all to the whole universe. It is given to us without conditions, for us to borrow, to use, and to give, without it being ours.
How do I connect to the water element?
A beautiful start to connect to the water element is drinking a glass of water with attention. The Japanese author Masaru Emoto has done exciting research on how music, emotion, or thought influence the shape of the water crystal. Have a little look and you will drink that next glass of water differently knowing with what you will nourish your body.
Physically there are many practices you can do to connect to the water element listening to the waves of the sea, visiting the beach or have a swim, being close to a body of water.
Moving your body with fluidity while you dance or do yoga movements like the crescent moon pose (Anjaneyasana) or the butterfly pose (Badhakonasana).
The cooling Breathwork with the Ujjayi breath that mimics the sound of the ocean is also a very powerful way to connect to the water element.
In this walking meditation, we connect to the fluidity of water, bringing calmness and flow to our existence. Paying attention to the physical cool elements of water in our body and presence of our emotions. Letting them run through our experience like the waves of the sea, coming and going effortlessly, colouring your imagination and awaking the creativity. In this flow, it is where we find our freedom.
On my mind....