Fire Meditation and why you should try it

Sky above, Earth below, Fire within.

Referring to the fire within our souls, the use of fire meditation can awaken the fire within you.

For the first time ever, I tried fire meditation. I was drawn to it because I am a fire sign and often find strength in the thought that my sign is ruled by fire. The benefits from doing fire meditation however is indescribable. Immediately after the meditation I felt relaxed, but in the week that followed I felt invigorated and enlivened. It was as if I had a new  appetite for life. To think that a few minutes of staring into a flame can has such an effect on you is just amazing

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What you’ll need

A candle, a quiet place and a table. The table is so that you don’t have to strain your neck if the candle is on the floor. It is better to keep it at a higher level.

How to:

Sit with your legs crossed, either in lotus pose or crossed legs depending on your level.

Start of your meditation practice with 2 minutes of Kabalabathi breathing

  • Take 2 normal breaths
  • Now inhale then exhale rapidly and forcefully pulling in your abdomen with a backwards push
  • Follow on from here with a rapid inhalation and exhalation (through the nose) pulling in your abdomen with each exhalation
  • Continue for 1-2 minutes. Always listen to your body, if you need to breath normally, then take a break.

Now  light the candle and continue breathing normally (for example 4 inhale 4 exhale)

Stare into the candle for 5-8 minutes. Notice how the flame moves, connect your inner flame with the candle flame. Focus your inner energy on the flame

Now close your eyes. You will see the flame for a few more minutes in your minds eye. Don’t let it go, keep focusing on it until it disappears ( about 2 minutes).

Namaste

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