I’m watching cartoon Avatar. He is talking about 4 different communities, the people of water, fire, earth and air, who are always at war, just like in our world. And the Avatar who was born to save the world.
As I watch the Avatar, I think about what is happening inside the body itself. Fire community live inside our bodies. The name of this fire community is AGNI in Sanskrit;
A – Awarness – Awareness
Each cell forms a center of awareness. This awareness is governed by fire, Agni.
G – Governor
Digestion, assimilation and transformation of matter creates energy.
N – Nutrition
Nutrition of all tissues of the body and at the same time warming and neutralizing poisons or toxins (with the Sanskrit name of āma) in the body.
I – Intelligence
Cellular intelligence and cellular selectivity and choice.
Our organs form communities within themselves, and since the areas of these communities are narrower than themselves, conflicts and disagreements are inevitable. The stomach, ruled by the fire element, deals with shape-shifting and transformation. Its inner energy is born from the combination of the creator and the destroyer.
Peter Levin, in his book ‘You Are Your Organs’, described the stomach with the following characteristics: “It likes to be rewarded and balanced rather than revenge or punishment. He mediates using balance until he is exhausted and falls into despair. While trying to give goodness, kindness, compassion and equal treatment, if he does not receive anything in return, he becomes indigestible and breaks down. When it does not know how to maintain unity and integrity, it begins to destroy and destroy itself. “
With the ‘Virabhadrasana’, or ‘Auspicious warrior’ pose, which is one of the classic poses of yoga, our leg muscles becomes strong and our anchoring on the ground becomes more balanced and strong, we feel more confident and secure as the body lengthens, the shoulders and back muscles work, and the legs become stronger. We learn to use our energy and fire more efficiently.
Have you ever looked at yourself, what kind of posture do you have, are your shoulders turned inwards or outwards? Are your palms facing your legs? Do your knees touch each other while standing?
This week, take a closer look at the bodies of people on the street and then at yourself in the mirror. Become aware that you are living within the body.