When I was studying polarity therapy, our instructor Miriam Jacobs, tried to get us to think of music and places that would invoke some of the attributes of the Five Elements in the Chakra System of our body:
Ether/Throat Chakra = Expansive. Peaceful.
Air/Heart Chakra = Frenetic. Rapid.
Fire/Solar Plexus Chakra = Loud. Intense.
Water/Sacral Chakra = Flowing. Rhythmic.
Earth/Root Chakra = Dense. Droning.
Here are some of examples, as they apply to music:
Ether/Throat Chakra = Absolute Quiet. Soft Flute Solo. Light Classical.
Air/Heart Chakra = Madonna’s “Ray of Light”. Jazz Improvisation.
Fire/Solar Plexus Chakra = Jimi Hendrix’ Electric Guitar. Hard Rock
Water/Sacral Chakra = Iz’ “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Rhythm & Blues
Earth/Root Chakra = Cello. A Steady Drumbeat. Indigenous Music using Natural Materials.
And, here are some examples as they apply to place:
Ether = Wide Open Places ~ Views of Full Sky & Horizon, such as: Pasture, Ocean & Dessert, or Still Isolated Places such as sitting in a Redwood Forest.
Air = Wind-Whipped Perches, such as a Mountain Top (with prayer flags blowing!). A Busy City Street.
Fire = Volcano & Hot Lava Flowing. A Construction Site. A Loud Hard Rock Concert.
Water = Floating on a Raft, Sitting near a Fountain or a Babbling Brook.
Earth = Feet in the Sand. Laying on a Granite Rock.
What are some examples that come to mind for you? I’ve just given you a eeny-weeny hint of a teeny-tiny head-start!