Of the fires within

Mythology is replete with stories about fire, indicating the significance of this element in human perception. From Agni, the god of fire, sacrifice and divine knowledge in Vedic cosmology to Prometheus, the man who brought fire to humanity in Greek mythology—the tales are many and varied. According to the yogic system, both the human body and the cosmos are composed of just five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. With mastery over these five elements, one can experience the entire cosmic mechanism.

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