Mount Fuji Breath of Fire
the Element of fire represents a transforamtion of energy.
The Fire Element manifests in the heart of the sun to the warmth of a cup of coffee, from the molten core of our planet to the energy stored in our food as fat, sugars, and proteins. Fire fuels the stars and dances through the sky as lightening in a thunderstorm.
We use fire to purify our water, transform the state of our food by cooking it, and to warm ourselves, either with the rays of the sun directly, or through burning fossil fuels that grew in the sunlight of ages past.
Tapas is the third Niyama in the 8 Limbs (or petals) of Yoga Philosophy.