Prithvi – Earth
This element gives structure, shape, and form. The human components are flesh, bones, and organs. Its qualities are solid, dense and hard.
We can become grounded in both the earth and our bodies with our yoga practice by focusing on this element.
Particles of the earth are scattered all over to give us our sense of smell and the nose is the sense organ associated with this element.
Part of the Pancha Maha Bhutas, which means the five great elements.
The five basic elements of life. These five great or physical elements are said to be present in everything in the universe including ourselves. They are the basis of cosmic creation; they have different characteristics and account for different faculties of experience. In Ayurveda it is thought that the human body is made up of these elements.
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