Mend Melancholy or Mania: Transforming the Fire Element

Fire-element practices purify your heart-mind and spirit — connecting you with self-love and emotional maturity that offers celebration in transformative expansion, joyful creation and conscious communication. 

The Fire Element Package Includes:

Meditation with Optional Yin Posture
Yang Yoga Practice
Yin Yoga Practice
 EFT-Tapping Instruction
EFT-Tapping Session
Herbal & Nutritional Guide

You’ll benefit from fire element practices if you experience one set of extremes below or move between extremes:

Deficient Fire 

  • Difficulty connecting or communicating socially or intimately
  • Lacking love, joy, fun, humor, or enthusiasm
  • Can feel hatred for self and/or others
  • Prone to melancholy, despondency, depression, or deep sadness
  • Lack of sexual interest or expression
  • Difficulty feeling warm physically or emotionally

Excessive Fire 

  • Loss of self or lack of boundaries in relationships
  • Manic or hysterical mood swings or behavior
  • Excessively talkative, oversharing, loud, inappropirate laughter
  • Avoiding rest, introspection, or dealing with emotional issues
  • Hyperactive sexual desire or activity
  • Tendency to run hot physically or emotionally
  • Mentally overactive from excitement

General Bodymind Imbalances

  • Cut off from the body, heart’s desires or emotions
  • Low self-esteem or emotionally oversensitive
  • Lack mental clarity or sound judgement
  • Insomnia or sleep disturbances
  • Poor circulation, hypertension, low or high blood pressure, palpitations, chest tension or pain
  • Neck, shoulder or diaphragm pain or stiffness
Fire element practices address the heart, pericardium, triple heater, and small intestine meridians in the physical and mental-emotional bodies and focus on toning the chest, upper back, arms, hands, and the diaphragm.
This releases deep sadness or manic moods by strengthening radical self-love and mindful boundaries to allow more warmth, joy, love, and laughter.
Practice the fire-element yang yoga earlier in the day, and enjoy the other practices as often and at whatever time of day you desire. They’ll help connect you with the joy and warmth within your heart-mind and develop conscious discernment in relational boundaries and emotional expression.

Deeply Nourish with Daily Practice

If you’re feeling particularly imbalanced in ways listed above, it’s optimal to commit to the meditation, yoga practice, and/or EFT session — whichever most resonates with you — as a daily practice.

This is stabilizing and strengthening for the fire element: commitment to creating new patterns and settling into daily rituals that address your body-mind needs. Then you will feel more benefit, not just within and directly after the practice (because that is sure to happen) but for long term benefit that lasts. 

Learn more about the wood element and the earth element at the links to ensure that you are balanced in both — the fire element relies on a strong foundation of both wood and earth.

If you are imbalanced with wood or earth, couple the fire practices with either or both for optimal benefit.

See you in your fire-focused practices,

Jyllin

Fire Element Yang Yoga utilizes active yoga postures from Hatha Yoga that address the heart, pericardium, triple heater, and small intestine meridians and their corresponding connective tissue pathways, organs, and muscle groups. Yang is energizing and strengthening.

This is a concise 20-minute practice designed for daily use and is recommended for advanced beginner to advanced yoga practitioners:

  • Through summer months
  • When moving through a period of heartache, creative blockage, or focus on experiencing more joy, love, self-esteem, or mindful boundaries in relationships
  • Anytime of year if struggling with depression, heart health disorders, poor circulation and body temperature regulation, loss or lack of physical or emotional strength, or patterns of running hot and dry or cold and damp (such as prone to infections)

Fire Element Yin Yoga utilizes supported, passive yoga postures from Yin Yoga that address the heart, pericardium, triple heater, and small intestine meridians and their corresponding connective tissue pathways, organs, and muscle groups. Yin is restorative and relaxing.

This is a concise 30-minute practice designed for frequent use and is recommended for complete beginner to advanced yoga practitioners:

  • Through summer months
  • When moving through a period of heartache, creative blockage, or focus on experiencing more joy, love, self-esteem, or mindful boundaries in relationships
  • Anytime of year if struggling with depression, heart health disorders, poor circulation and body temperature regulation, loss or lack of physical or emotional strength, or patterns of running hot and dry or cold and damp (such as prone to infections)

Emotional Freedom Technique is an evidence-based method that integrates aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy with tapping specific Acupuncture points on the body. EFT improves the resting heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels, immune function as well as learning and attention capacities. It is clinically proven to reduce anxiety, PTSD, phobias, and depression.

The EFT practice provided here focuses on resting into gratitude felt within presence — deepening self-love and capacity for fluid boundaries in relationships — to enjoy more warmth, love, and connection in life.

The fire element comes from five-element theory that is foundational in Traditional Eastern Medicines of China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. It is associated with specific meridians and connective tissue pathways that run throughout the physical body and their correlation to the mental-emotional bodies.

The guided meditation activates brain-heart coherence and conscious awareness of the heart-mind while toning the diaphragm. It ends with affirmations related to purifying the fire element. It is optional to do the meditation in a deeply restorative Yin Yoga posture. This is guided in a brief video separate from the meditation.

If you’re new to yoga, yes.

While the Yang practice is more appropriate for advanced beginners up, if you’re a complete beginner you can give it a try—it is only 15-minutes of active yoga—and see if you want to stick with it. You will also get stronger as you utilize the other practices in this package. They will prime you for the Yang Yoga!

The Yin Yoga is for complete beginners up, so yes, please use it!

Yes. The fire-focused practices can help with fatigue or exhaustion that arise from a lack of joy, love, or enthusiasm. Opt for the Yin Yoga, EFT, meditation, and incorporating dietary and herbal considerations into your lifestyle. As you get stronger (be patient with yourself), the yang practice will become more accessible as well.

If you’re experienced with yoga, yes.

The Yin & Yang Yoga practices specifically tone the chest, upper back, arms, hands, and diaphragm. Neither is made for exercise per say or practicing advanced postures. Their aim is to give you the tools to practice daily or as consistently as possible so you can both deeply strengthen and restore.

To preserve the privacy of these practices, refunds are not provided. Ask any questions you may have to ensure that you’re satisfied with your purchase at contact@jyllin.com.

Transforming the Fire Element:

Your Role within the Whole

In a world of polarities, humans too often create limiting options that appear as opposing extremes: introvert vs. extrovert, happy vs. sad, dark vs. light, open vs. closed, etc.

We can criticize the superficiality of “look on the bright side” spiritual bypassing that’s devoid of shadow integration’s true healing.

We can also recognize patterns of lingering in heavy emotions in the bodymind, behaviors, and thus the world at large, holding humanity in highly destructive and outdated patterns.

Both suppression and rejection of emotions, and dwelling within them, trap us in chronic, and in turn illness-forming emotional states. Emotions are meant to move, to rise to the surface and pass in a cycle of their full expression.

The answer to this dilemma of extremes is softening into presence, where emotions can arise without attachment to the past’s stories from which they surfaced.

Within this presence we discover versatile discernment of boundaries — with whom and how we connect, and with how we genuinely express ourselves in any given moment — guided by our intuition and felt sense of spirit.

Boundaries are an expression of love, first in respect of Self, and in ultimate respect for others. Adaptable boundaries respond to the emotion, the moment, and the interaction.

With loss of fluid presence, boundaries can harden and in aim to protect, shut off the heart, creating a loss of warmth, joy, connection, enthusiasm, and loss of love for Self, others and life. A closed heart holds onto the weight of its emotional past and settles into a melancholic state, losing its capacity to transform its dreams into waking life.

The heavy heart can turn bitter and hoard hatred most evidently for others, but first and foremost for Self. This buildup of hatred is used to justify discrimination, violence, and war, first on a personal level that ultimately infects social systems and the world at large.

In contrast, the heart can be deprived of boundaries, leaving it open to any and all no matter their intention. Excessively talkative and excitable with manic mood swings, a heart without boundaries suffers from an expectation of continual expansion. Always bright and laughing, always “up” and facing outward, it runs the risk of drying up the energy reserves stored in its internal waters.

In attempt to fit social expectations of constant growth and sharing of Self, the modern world produces a rising norm of burnout and depletion of natural resources, both individually and globally.

The remedy is to respect the cyclical need to turn inward and rest into the water element, where our essence resides, for vital energy and depth in the integration and experience of Self.

Only with this restoration can we spring forth into the birthing of our soul’s vision, and from the creative action of wood, we give rise to the fire element that is our own maturation: the sharing of our visions now bearing fruit.

Here the radiance of our spirit, expressed through the heart, can expand with the warmth of summer into our relationships as love and laughter, fun and play, joy and passion, in celebration of ourselves, each other, and life itself.