The Four Elements Of Fitness

Akasa and The Four Elements Of Fitness

Akasa (or Akasha) is a Sanskrit word that describes Infinite Space or Aether – The Fifth Element (the other four being Fire, Water, Earth and Air)

It is said to be the stuff where Gods and Celestial Beings are made, it is immortal, indivisable and indestructable. The other four elements can be affected by each other; But Akasa is the purest of them all and supersedes the other four in being incorruptible.

Consider it like a kind of enlightenment in fitness terms.

Fitness, health and wellbeing are about balance in all areas of your lifestyle.

Fire = Motivation and Will, Water = Adaptability to Change, Earth = Endurance and Stability, Air = Peace and Freedom

By observing all four elements, one will become more rounded and therefore, maintain a healthy lifestyle. Think of the four elements as an easy guide to understand the virtues needed to maintain a training regime.

Akasa is your goal, your pledge, your target. The Four Elements are how you get there.

Fire

Motivation & Willpower

It’s a simple concept. What’s your why!?
What motivates you and lights your fire?

Set your goals.

Fire - Motivation and Willpower
Water - Go with the flow

Water

Adaptability & Change

Things happen. Things change. Whether it is a change in circumstance or that the gym is busy or that you are just getting bored.

Change it up and go with the flow!

Earth

Endurance and Stabilty

Things will get hard, you will be tested, you will be tempted to relapse. Stick at it. Keep going!

It’ll be worth it!

Air

Peace & Freedom

Possibly the most important Element! This allows for human nature, and ensures that obsession and fanaticism are kept at bay.

By letting go of the bad things that happen and moving on, you can stay on track guilt free.

So what if you’ve skipped leg day!? Who cares if you’ve had a piece of cake!? Life is for Living, so don’t deprive yourself of things you love!