The Five Element Theory to Optimal Health & Why I Love the Big Island, Hawaii

In Ayurveda, the science of life and optimal longevity one of the main things we focus upon is the 5 element theory. If there is too much or too little of any one element, an imbalance occurs (disease). Fundamentally when our bodies and minds are in balance, we can make sound, nourishing choices that allow us to achieve the health and lifestyle changes we are seeking. And with clear thinking we can identify and create our best life ever!

It’s so simple. But not easy. Maintaining interest in our own balance requires paying attention on a daily basis and making the corresponding sensitive adjustments necessary to return to a state of balance. An easy reminder of the 5 basic principals or elements is to take your right hand turn it towards you and align the elements like this:
thumb = Fire
first finger = Air
middle finger = Ether
ring finger = Earth
pinky finger = Water

The first time I fell in love with the Big Island Hawaii I arrived stressed out and in a state of utter imbalance. I was in dire need of healing. I credit that 2 weeks in December 2009 for saving my life, again. It’s pretty amazing but if you didn’t already know it the island of Hawaii, or Hawaii’s Big Island, is vast enough to hold 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones—from sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains. Seewaterfalls, rainforests and botanical gardens in Hilo, explore the calm and clear water off of Kona, or view Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is the home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 33,000 feet (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa) and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). All but two of the world’s climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountaintops to beautiful black sand beaches.

<img src="http://www.alchemytours.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_2585-620×465.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_2585" width="620" height="465" class="alignleft size-medium wAll 5 elements exist in full force here in one place. I found the healing I needed with the grounding of the earth element, the power to recreate my life through the fire of the volcanoes, the newness of the air element all around me and of course the cleansing of the water element. I needed it all. I had to cry, to feel safe, to breath and stoke the creative power within me to rebuild my life. If you too are seeking an amazing opportunity to come back into your own best balance come with me to the Big Island. Our focus will be on the 5 element theory and its practical application to your life along with how they align to the Chakras. (More on that to come later this week so stay tuned!) Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

PS To see more about where we are staying Kalani Oceanside Resort visit http://www.kalani.com/

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