Understanding and Connecting to the Element of Earth
The element of Earth helps us surrender our mind to our body, feel into our deep rooted foundation and trust our inner wisdom.
The Earth element teaches us that we must create a strong foundation in order to build sustainably. It reminds us that when things feel unstable, we can always connect back to ground beneath our feet, breathe deep and surrender our energy to its unconditional support. The unwavering depth, strength and abundance that the Earth holds is a direct reflection of the deep, inner wisdom that we hold within ourselves.
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If the Earth element is high on your elemental constitution, you are generally considered grounded and trustworthy. You provide support to those around you, keep things organized, and exercise deep levels of patience.
If you’re lacking the Earth element within you, you may feel ungrounded, unstable, overstimulated or have trouble trusting yourself and others. here are 3 simple steps to connect to Earth…
3 Steps to Connect to Earth
- Take a grounding breath in through your nose, out through your mouth.
- Imagine roots growing out the bottoms of your feet.
- Repeat the affirmations: I am grounded. I am trustworthy. I am supportive. I am organized. I am patient.
If you have too much of the Earth element active within you, you may feel energetically stuck, lethargic, unstimulated, and emotionally heavy – feeling overly responsible and “carrying the weight of the world.” Take a deeper dive below into all the ways you can balance your Earth element.
Balancing Your Earth Element Through Your Body, Mind and Energy
Your Earth Body needs light, spicy, bitter foods for balancing. Enjoy fruits like lemons, limes, pears, apples, berries, pomegranates, and cranberries. Steam or roast veggies in minimal oils. Suggested vegetables include artichokes, asparagus, peas, leafy greens, spinach, and sprouts. Your best grains are quinoa, barley, and millet. Legumes include chickpeas and lentils. Avoid excessive dairy, pasta and breads to keep yourself from feeling lethargic. Beneficial oils are flaxseed, extra virgin olive, and ghee. Garlic, ginger, cayenne, and black pepper will stimulate your palette and aid digestion. Body treatments such as infrared saunas, steam rooms, invigorating scrubs, and massages are best.
Your Earth Mind needs to balance its structured nature through liberating practices such as starting your day with movement for mental stimulation or releasing attachments through the practice of meditation – letting go of possessions, people and thoughts that no longer serve you. Create a minimalist yet luxurious environment in your home or office. Lean on your community to keep your energy in motion as you create accountability and accomplish your goals.
Earth Sense: Smell
Earth Chakra: Root
Earth Energy Field: Life Force Energy
Earth Therapy: Energizing dance (such as KINRGY XPRESS), gardening, hiking
Earth Essential Oil: Patchouli
Earth Crystals: Obsidian, Jet, Hematite
Earth Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha
Earth Hand Mudra: Thumb finger
Earth Sound: OM, LAM
Earth Sound Frequency: 417Hz-396Hz
Earth Moon Phase: New moon
Earth Season: Late winter, early spring