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
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.
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).