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INTRODUCTION

Vedic opinion is mind is existing inside "shatchakra " it arises from sacral bone to top of skull but modern science do not approve itbecause it is an old ayurvedic concept look at the picture...... IN THE TOP OF HEAD THERE IS A "CHAKRA " KNOWN as "sahasrarapadma" it is through this chakra we are getting MOKSHA, IT IS AN OLD BUDDHA BELIEF

THE SIX CHAKRA

There are six Chakras. Muladara is in the anus.Svadhishthana is near the genital organ. Manipura is in the navel. Anahata is in the heart. The Vishuddhi Chakra is at the root of the neck. The sixth Chakra, the Ajna is in the head (between the two eyebrows). After gaining a knowledge of these six Mandalas or spheres, one should enter the Sukhamandala, drawing up the Vayu and sending it upward. He become one with Brahmanda, the macrocosm, who practices thus the control of Vayu. Vayu, Bindu, Chitta, and Chakra should be mastered by him. (Yoga-Kundalini Upanishad)

The junctions of Nadis with Sushumna Nadi are known as Chakras, subtle centers of vital energy. Chakras (wheels or circles) or Lotuses are the dynamic Tattwika (Tattwa means Element), centers in the body, they are situated in various point of Sushumna (spinal cord). They are all supported by the vertebral column; the five regions of the spinal column (coccygeal, sacrum, lumbar, dorsal and cervical region) correspond with the regions of the five Chakra : Muladhara, Svadhishthana, Manipura, Anahata and Vishuddha. All the functions of the body are under the control of the Chakras in Sushumna.The Chakras are centres of Pranashakti, Shakti as cosmic energy in latent shape, the presiding Devatas of which are the names for the Universal Consciousness as it manifests in the form of these centres. A particular Tattwa (Element) preponderates at every Chakra.In every Chakra a certain animal is represented. It denotes that the center has the qualities, Tattwas or Gunas of that particular animal.Some Hatayogis say that there are 21 minor Chakras beside the 13 major Chakras, others say that there are 49, while the ancient Yogis taught that there are 144 Chakras.

"The term "Shat-Chakras" refers only to the chief six Chakras, viz., Muladhara, Svadhishthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha and Ajna. Above all these we have Sahasrara Chakra: this is the chief of all the Chakras. All the Chakras have their intimate connection with this center. Hence this is not included as one among the Shat-Ckras. This is situated above all the Chakras." (Sri Swami Sivananda)

Each Chakra has a particular number of petals with a Sanskrit alphabet on each petal. All the 50 Sanskrit letters are on the 50 petals of the six Chakras. The letters exist in the petals in a latent form. These can be manifested and the vibrations of the Nadis felt during meditation. Chakras are in the Linga Sarira (Astral Body), and cannot be seen by eyes, one can feel and understand the Chakras during concentration and meditation only. Sukshuma (subtle) Prana (vital force) moves in the nervous system of the Linga Sarira. Stoola Prana moves in the nervous system of the gross physical body.

"The number of petals in each Chakra is determined by the number and positions of the Nadis around the Chakra.From each Chakra a a particular number of Yoga Nadis crop up. The Chakra gives the appearance of a lotus with the Nadis as his petals. The sound is produced by the vibrations of the corresponding Sanskrit letter. The Chakras with their petals hang downward when Kundalini is at the Muladhara Chakra. When it is awakened, they turn Toward Brahmarandhra. They always face the side of Kundalini."

OTHER CHAKRAS

Adhara (Muladhara)

Amrita

Ananda

Balwana

Brahmadwara

Chandra

Dipaka

Galabaddha

Gulaha

Kaladahada

Kalabhedan

Kaladwara

Karagaka

Karnamula

Kuladipa

Kundali

Lalana

Lalita

Mahotsaha

Manas

Mahapadma

Naukula

Niradhara

Prana

Soma

Talana

Triveni

Udhvarandhra

Vajra

Yonishtana

IDA & PINGALA

NadiIn the space outside the Merudanda (spinal column) placed on the left and the right are the two Nadi Ida and Pingala, the Nadi Sushumna is in the middle. Ida starts from the right testicle and Pingala from the left testicle. They meet Sushumna Nadi at the Muladhara Chakra and make a knot. This junction is called Mukta Triveni. Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati dwell in Pingala, Ida and Sushumna. This meeting place is called Brahma Granthi. These meet again at the Anahata and Ajna Chakra. Ida flows through the left nostril and Pingala through the right nostril. Ida [Sasi, Lalana, Pitryana] is called Chandra (Moon) Nadi, in its course it conveys lunar energy. Pingala [Mihira, Rasana, Devayana] is called Surya (Sun) Nadi , as solar energy flows trough it. Ida is of pale, Shakti Rupa; Pingala is of fiery red, Rudra Rupa. It's to remember that Ida and Pingala carry the prana and the apana. Ida and Pingala indicate Kala (time,death) and Sushumna swallows time.

Other important Nadis are:

Alambusha

Gandhari

Hastajihva

Kuhu

Payaswini

Pusha

Sankini

Saraswati

Varuni

Vishovodhra

Yasasvini

MULADHARA CHAKRA

Muladhara (mula = root; hadara = support) is the lowest of the chakras, it's located at the base of the spine, between the anus and the penis. From this chakra four impotrant nadis emanate which appear as lotus petals. the subtle vibrations that are made by each nadi are represented by sanskrit letters. In the middle of the white circle there is a yellow square, region of Prithvi ,the symbol of Prithvi tattwa (earth element). inside the square, the elefant Airvata (king of elefants, vehicle of Indra, king of the deva) carries on his back the bija (syllable) Lam , or bija-dhara (earth-seed). the bija carries on his lap Brahma (creator). above Airvata, near the mouth of Vajra nadi, shines a triangle which sybolise the yoni (uterus) of the Goddess Mother of the universe. The Yoni is called Kama (love) or Kamarupa (form of love) or Traipura (three-side city). inside the yoni is Svayambhu in his Linga form (divine phallus), in other words the male prime cause of the universe, Shiva. Within the Svayambhu Linga reigns dominant Para, the Sri Paramesvari, the awakener of eternal knowlwdge. She is the omnipotent Kala, wonderfully skillful creator.

Over the Linga the white Kundalini, fine as the fibre of the lotus stalk, lies sleeping, in spiral three and half times round Shiva, and her mouth covers Brahamadwara (door of Brahma) . The circulating energy above that is called Kama-bija (seed of love). Near this Linga is the golden region known as Kula (family). The presiding deity is Dakini. Dakinis are half-divine or devilish beings. they are "evil spirits", attendants of Kali who eat raw meat. The presiding adept is called Dviranda. Ganesha is the devata of this chakra.

corresponding nerve plexus in the physical body

sacro-coccygeal plexus

location

just below kanda,between the root of genitals and anus. at the base of spinal column

petals, or no. of yoga nadis

four

colour of petals

blood-red

letters on the petals - or the vibrations of the yoga nadis

Vam , Sam , Sham , Ssam

mandala, or the region of tattwa, or element

bhumandal, or prithvi, or region of earth

yantra, or shape of the mandala

square

bija akshara, or seed

Lam

bija-bearer

airavata

presiding god

ganesha

brahma four faced

goddess

dakini (shakti)

deva or tattwa

prithvi

loka

bhu

colour of tattwas

yellow

function of tattwa, or quality

gandha or smell

sense-organ

nose

motor-organ

anus

granthi sthana

brahma granthi

result of concentration

health and vidya

The awkening of Kundalini ShaktiThe Jivatma in the subtle body, the rececptacle of the five vital airs (pancha pranas), mind in its three aspects of Manas, Buddhi and Ahamkara; the five organs of action (Karmendryas); and the five organs of perception (Jnendryas), are united with Kula-kundalini. The Kama Vayu in the Muladhara is given a leftward revolution and the fire wich is round kundalini is kindled. by the bija Hum , and the heat of fire thus kindled, the coiled and sleeping Kundalini is awakened.she who lay asleep, with her mouth closing the mouth of Sushumna (Brahmadwara) will, on being roused, enter that door and move upwards, united with the Jivatma. On this upward movement, Brahma, Savitri, Dakini-shakti, the devas, bija and Vritti, are dissolved in the body of Kundalini. Prithvi is converted into bija Lam and is also merged in her body. When Kundalini leaves the Muladhara, the lotus, which on the awakening of kundalini had opened and tuned its flowers upwards, again closes and hangs downwards.

SVADHISHTHANA CHAKRA

Svadhishthana (sva = vital force; adishthana = seat) chakra is the second of chakras, also called Jalamandala, its tattwa is jala (water) . it's situated at the base of the Linga-mula (genital organ). within this chakra is the withe watery region of Varuna (vedic god of primordial waters) of the shape of half -moon, and therein, on a Makara (crocodile) is the bija (syllabe, seed) Vam , inside the bija Vishnu and goddess Rakini (or Kakini). the devata of this chakra is the goddess Rakini. she is of the colour of a blue lotus, four-armed, she holds a lotus, a drum, a lance and an axe.she has three red eyes, and her mind is exalted with the drinking of ambrosia. The presiding deity is lord Brahma .

Corresponding nerve plexus in the physical body

prostatic plexus

location

at the linga, or the base of genital organ

petals, or no. of yoga nadis

six

colour of petals

vermillion

letters on the petals, or the vibrations of the yoga nadis

Bam , Bham , Mam , Yam , Ram , Lam

mandala, or the region of tattwa, or element

jala mandal, or apas, or region of water

yantra, or shape of the mandala

crescent moon

bija akshara, or seed

Vam

bija-bearer

makara

presiding god

brahma

narayana four handed, vishnu, hara

goddess

rakini

deva or tattwa

varuna

loka

bhuvar

colour of tattwas

white

function of tattwa, or quality

rasa or taste (liquid essence)

sense-organ

tongue

motor-organ

penis

granthi sthana

-

result of concentration

attainment of poetic powers and yoga

The awkening of Kundalini ShaktiAs kundalini reaches the Svadhishtana Chakra, that lotus opens out, and lifts its flowers upwards. upon the entrance of Kundalini, Mahavishnu, Mahalakshmi, Sarasvati, Rakini Shakti, Deva Matrikas and Vritti, Vaikunthadhama, Goloka, and the Deva and Devi residing therein are dissolved in the body of Kundalini.There the tattwa of Prithivi unite with tattwa of Jala or Apas. Then Prithvi dissolves as also odour and the organ of smell (the guna of prithvi is smell. this guna and the sense of smell are dissolved in water. odour is the objective and the sense of smell the subjective side of Prithvi. Both are dissolved in Water.)The Prithvi or Earth bija Lam is dissolved in Apas, and the apas converted into the bija Vam , remains in the body of Kundalini.

MANIPURAKA CHAKRA

The third Chakra is called Manipura (mani = gem, pura = city) or Nabhisthana (nabhi = navel, adishthana = seat).Within there is a space in triangular in form, it is the Agni Mandala or Agni Tattwa (region of Fire). Outside it there are three Svastika marks and within the Bija of Vahini (Agni, Fire) Ram, carried on the back of a ram, vahana (vehicle) of Agni.On His lap dwells Mahaudra, who is of a pure vermilion hue. He is the destroyer of creation. His hands are placed in the attitude for granting boons and dispelling fear.In this Chakra abides Lakini Shakti, four armed, of radiant body, blue-dark in complexion, smartly dressed and exalted with the drink of ambrosia.The presiding adept is called Rudra.The presiding deity is Vishnu, and Goddess is Lakshmi.

Corresponding nerve plexus in the physical body

Solar Plexus

Location

Nabhi Sthana or Navel

Petals, or No. of Yoga Nadis

Twelve

Colour of Petals

Blue

Letters on the petals, or the Vibrations of the Yoga Nadis

Damm , Dhamm , Namm , Tam , Tham ,Dam , Dham , Nam , Pam , Pham

Mandala, or the region of Tattwa, or Element

Agnimandal, or Tejas, or Region of Fire

Yantra, or Shape of the Mandala

Triangle

Bija Akshara,or Seed

Ram

Bija-bearer

Ram

Presiding God

Vishnu

Shankara three eyed - Rudra -

Goddess

Lakshmi (Lakini)

Deva or Tattwa

Agni

Loka

Svah, or Swarga Loka

Colour of Tattwas

Red

Function of Tattwa, or quality

Rupa or sight (form)

Sense-organ

Eye

Motor-organ

Feet

Granthi Sthana

-

Result of Concentration

Vidya, Capacity

The Awkening of Kundalini ShaktiWhen the Devi reaches the Manipura Chakra all that is the Chakra merges in Her Body.Water and Taste are dissolved, as also the sense of taste itself, into Tattva of Fire.The Varuna Bija Vam is dissolved in Fire, which remains in the body of the Devi as the Bija Ram

ANAHA CHAKRA

The fourth Chakra, Anahata (unbeaten),is the center of Vayu mandal (region of Air, Vayu Tattwa) with six corners.Anahata sound, the sound of Shabda Brahman is heard at this centre.Shabda Brahman ("Shabd" or to make, ordinarly means sound) is the the source of all Shabda or Name (Nama) and all Form (Rupa), the Universe being Name and Form (Namarupatmaka).The Bijakshara, or Pavana Bija is Yam .Under the Bija there is an antelope, Vahana of Vayu (vedic God of Wind).The presiding adept is called Pinaki.The presiding deity is Isha (Rudra, Shiva) and Devata is Kakini; in Her hands She carries the noose and the skull, and make the sign of blessing and the sign which dispels fear. Her heart is softened with the drinking of nectar.The Sakti is in the pericarp of this lotus in the form of a Trikona (triangle): Inside the triangle is the Shiva-Linga called Bana Linga. This Linga is like shining gold and in His head is an orifice minute as that in a gem. He is resplendent abode of Laksmi. Vishnu Granthi is in this Sthana.

Under Anahata there is a minor lotus, without Bija, where, over an altar of gems, is Kalpataru the celestial wishing-three (one of the trees of Indra's heaven), which grants what is asked.

Corresponding nerve plexus in the physical body

CardiacPlexus

Location

Heart

Petals, or No. of Yoga Nadis

Twelve

Colour of Petals

Red

Letters on the petals, or the Vibrations of the Yoga Nadis

Kam , Kham , Gam , Gham , Nnam , Cam , Cham , Jam , Jham , Jnam , Ttam , Ttham

Mandala, or the region of Tattwa, or Element

Vayumandal, or Vayu, or Region of Air

Yantra, or Shape of the Mandala

Exangonal

Bija Akshara,or Seed

Yam

Bija-bearer

Deer

Presiding God

Isana - Rudra

Shankara three eyed

Goddess

Kakini

Deva or Tattwa

Vayu

Loka

Mahah, or Mahar Loka

Colour of Tattwas

Smoky

Function of Tattwa, or quality

Sparsha or feelings (Touch)

Sense-organ

Skin

Motor-organ

Hand

Granthi Sthana

Vishnu

Result of Concentration

Achievemente of Rationality, Godliness

The Awkening of Kundalini ShaktiKundalini reaches the Anahata Chakra where all which is therein is merged in Her Body.Fire and Form and sense of Sight dissolve themseves into the Tattwa of Air.The Bija of Tejas Ram dissappears in Vayu, and Vayu is converted into its Bija Yam , which merges into the body of Kundalini.

VISUDDHA CHAKRA

Visuddha Chakra is situated within the Sushuna Nadi at the base of the throat, Kantha-Mula Sthana.It is the center of Akasa Tattva (ether element), or Akasa Mandal - round in shape like full-moon.The Bija of Akasa tattva Ham is in the center, on a white elefant.The Goddess is Shakini, in Her four lotus-hands She carries the bow, the arrow, the noose, the goad.The presiding adept is called Chagalanda.The presiding deity is Sadasiva (Isvara Linga), the great snow-withe Deva, three-eyed and five-faced with ten arms and clothed in a tiger's skin.

Corresponding nerve plexus in the physical body

Pharingeal-laringeal Plexus

Location

Kantha- Mulasthana.At the base of theThroat

Petals, or No. of Yoga Nadis

Sixteen

Colour of Petals

Dark-smoke

Letters on the petals, or the Vibrations of the Yoga Nadis

Am , Aam , Im , Iim , Um , Uum , Rm , Rrm , Lm , Llm , Em , Alm , Om , Aum , Aam , Ahm

Mandala, or the region of Tattwa, or Element

Vayu or Akasa Mandal, Vayu, Region of Ether

Yantra, or Shape of the Mandala

Round

Bija Akshara,or Seed

Ham

Bija-bearer

Elefant

Presiding God

Maheswara

Five-faced Sadasiva as Bindurupa

Goddess

Shakini

Deva or Tattwa

Akasa

Loka

Janah, or Janar Loka

Colour of Tattwas

Blue

Function of Tattwa, or quality

Shabda or bearing, sound

Sense-organ

Ear

Motor-organ

Tongue

Granthi Sthana

-

Result of Concentration

Speech, Knowledge

The Awkening of Kundalini ShaktiKundalini ascends to the abode of Bharati (or Sarasvati) or Vishudda Chakra.Upon Her entrance, Ardha-Narisvara Siva, Sakini, the sixteen vowels, Mantra, etc., are dissolved in the body of Kundalini.Air and all connected therewith and Touch, as also the sense of Touch itself dissolve into Ether.The Bija of Vayu Yam is dissolved in Akasa, which itself being transformed into Bija Ham is merged into the body of Kundalini.

AJNA CHAKRA

Ajna Chakra is situated within Sushumna Nadi, between the two eyebrows. This point is known as Trikuti.Within this Lotus dwells the Manas (subtle mind).Aum (Pranava) is the Bijakshara.

The Sushumna goes along the spinal cord up to where the Brahmarandhra is situated. Thence by a certain flexure it goes to the right side of the Ajna Lotus, whence it proceeds to the left nostril and is called the Ganges. The Lotus which is situated in the Brahmarandhra is called Sahasrara. In the space in its center dwells the Moon. From the triangular place elixir is continually exuding. This Moon-fluid of immortality unceasing flows through the Ida. Going to the left nostril it receives from the Yogis the name Ganges. From the right-side portion of the Ajna Lotus and going to the left nostril flows the Ida. It is here called Varuna. Let the Yogi contemplate on the space between Ida and Pingala as Varanasi. The Pingala also comes in the same way from the left-side portion of the Ajna Lotus and goes to the right nostril and has been called Asi. The Lotus which is situated in the Muladhara Chakra has four petals and in the space between them dwells the Sun. From that sphere of the Sun poison extudes continually. That excessively heating venom flows full through the Pingala and goes to the right nostril, and the Moon-fluid of immortality goes to the left. Rising from the left side of the Ajna Lotus and going to the right nostril, this northward flowing Pingala has been called Asi. (Ram Kumar Rai) The presiding adept is called Sukla Mahakala.The presiding deity, Paramashiva (Shambu), is in the form of Hamsa.There is Goddess Hakini (Sakti), whose six faces are like so many moons. She holds a skull, a small drum, a rosary, a book, two other arms are lifted up in the gesture of dispelling fear and granting boons .Inside the pericarp is Shiva, called Itara, in His phallic form.Granthi Sthana (Rudra Granthi) is there.The Yogis describe three more sacred stages situated in this Lotus.They are called Bindu (Vindu), Nada and Sakti .

Corresponding nerve plexus in the physical body.

Cavernous Plexus

Location

Bhru-Madhya. At the space between the two eye-brows

Petals, or No. of Yoga Nadis

Two

Colour of Petals

White

Letters on the petals, or the Vibrations of the Yoga Nadis

Ham ,Ksham

Mandala, or the region of Tattwa, or Element

Avyata Ahankara Manas Tattwa (Maht-tattva), Region of Mind Round

Yantra, or Shape of the Mandala

Oval (Round)

Bija Akshara, or Seed

A U M

Bija-bearer

Nada

Presiding God

Lingam

Sadasiva, or Shambhu Nada

Goddess

Hakini

Deva or Tattwa

Manas

Loka

Tapah (Tapo)

Colour of Tattwas

-

Function of Tattwa, or quality

(Sankalpa Vikalpa)

Sense-organ

-

Motor-organ

-

Granthi Sthana

Rudra

Result of Concentration

Perfection of Speech

The Awkening of Kundalini ShaktiPiercing Lalana Chakra, the Devi reaches the Ajna Chakra, where Parama Shiva, Siddha Kali, the Deva-Gana and all else therein are absorbed into Her body.Ether along with Sound are dissolved into Ahamkara and the latter into Buddhi.The Bija of Akasa Ham is merged in the Manas-Chakra and mind itself in the body of Kundalini.After this Chakra has been pierced, Kundalini, of Her own motion, unites with Paramashiva.

SAHASRARAPADMA CHAKRA

The word Sahasradala-Padma denotes that this Chakra has 1000 petals: one thousand Yoga Nadis emanate from this centre.All the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet are reported here again and again on all Yoga Nadis.It should be noted that the Sahasrara does not belog to the body, and that it indicate a transcendent level. This Lotus has his head turned downward. Within is the full Moon, it sheds its ray in profusion and is moist and cool like nectar.In this place it's fulfilled the union (unmani) of Shiva and Shakti. Inside the Chandra-Mandala constantly shining is the Triangle and inside this, again, shines the great Void (Sunya , Bindu).Here is the Deva known to all as Parama-Shiva. He is the Brahaman and the Atma of all beings.Sahasrara is the abobe of Lord Shiva (the Visnaivas call it Parama Purusa; others call it the place of Hari-Hara; other sages call it the place of Prakriti-Purusa, others call it the abobe of Devi). This correspond to Satya Loka.When Kundalini is united with Lord Shiva at the Sahasrara Chakra, the Yogi loses his individuality in the ocean of Sat-Chit-Ananda or the Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute and becomes one with the Lord or Supreme Soul.The wise Yogi spaeks of it as the ineffable place of Liberation.

Corresponding nerve plexus in the physical body

Pineal Gland

Location

Brain

Petals, or No. of Yoga Nadis

One thousand

Colour of Petals

Colourless

Letters on the petals, or the Vibrations of the Yoga Nadis

A to Ksa

Mandala, or the region of Tattwa, or Element

Beyond Elements

Yantra, or Shape of the Mandala

Formless, Full Moon

Bija Akshara, or Seed

Visarga (Parma Shiva)

Bija-bearer

Vindu

Presiding God

Para Brahman

Goddess

Maha Sakti

Deva or Tattwa

-

Loka

Satya

Colour of Tattwas

-

Function of Tattwa, or quality

-

Sense-organ

-

Motor-organ

-

Granthi Sthana

-

Result of Concentration

Emancipation

KUNDALINI SHAKTI

The Awkening of Kundalini ShaktiKundalini in her pogress upwards, absorbs herself the twenty-four Tattwas commencing with the gross elements, and then unites Herself and become one with Parama Shiva. The nectar which flows from such union floods the Kshudrabrahmanda (human body). It is then that the Sadhaka forgetful of all in this world is immersed in ineffable bliss. Thus Kundalini who has enjoyed Her union with Paramashiva, sets out on her return journey the way she came. As She passes through each of the Chakras all that She has absorbed there from come out from herself and take their several places in the Chakra. In this manner She again reaches the Muladhara Chakra

Wake up Mother Kundalini, Thou whose nature is Bliss Eternal - the bliss of Brahman, Thou dwelling like a serpent asleep at the lotus of Muladhara, Sure affected and distressed am I in body and mind, Do thou bless me and leave thy place at basic lotus. Consort of Shiva, the Self-caused Lord of universe, Do thou take thy upward course through the central canal, Leaving behind Svadhishthana, Manipura, Anahata, Visuddha And Ajna, be thou united with Shiva, thy Lord the God, At Sahasrara - the thousand-petalled lotus in the brain, Sort there freely, O Mother, Giver of Bliss Absolute, Wake up Mother Kundalini,Wake up.

Kundalini, the cosmic energy, is symbolized as a female serpent coiled (Kundala means coil of rope) and sleeping at the base of the spinal column. This latent energy has to be aroused by meditation and yogic techniques, and made to ascent the main spinal channel (Sushumna Nadi), trough the Chakras, up to Sahasrara.This is possible only by the practice of Kundalini Yoga, also known as Laya Yoga (Laya is the state of mind when one forgets all the objects of the senses and gets absorbed in the object of meditation), that Yoga which treats Kundalini Sakti, the six centres of spiritual energy (Shat Chakras), the arousing of the sleeping Kundalini Shakti, and its union with Lord Shiva in Sahasrara Chakra, at the crown of the head.Kundalini Yoga actually belong to Tantrik Sadhana.First the Yogi have to perform elaborated mistic preparations to purify mind and body, then assume special Asana (posture), so Kundalini can be awakened and mastered. Then the Yogi obtain the Moksa (liberation), the reintegration with the Atman (Prime Cause of the Universe).

"The wise Yogi, whose nature is purified by the practice of Yama, Nyama, and the like, learns from the mouth of his GURU the process which opens the way to the discovery of the great liberation. The Yogi who has gagned steadiness of mind makes offering to the Ista-Devatas in the six centres (SatChakras) - Dakini and others, with that stream of celestial nectar which is in the vessel of Brahmanada (Kundalini), the knowledge whereof he has gained trough the tradition of the Gurus"In Mythology, the cosmic energy, Shakti (in other words Kundalini) is symbolized by Kali , the Divine Mother, moving as the Kinetic Shakti on the breast of Sadashiva who is the static background of pure Consciousness.

Nadi

The Sanskrit term Nadi comes from the root Nad wich means "motion". It is a tubular organ of the astral body trough wich the Prana (vital force) flows.It consists of three layer, one inside the other. The innermost is called Sira, the middle layer Damani, the outer Nadi, like the intire organ.

All the Nadis spring from the Kanda, this is just above the Muladhara Chakra. It is in the juntion where Sushumna Nadi is connected with the Muladhara Chakra . Kanda-Mula, in shape like a bird's egg, is a center of astral body, the root from where all the Nadis spring and carry the Prana.The body is filled with innumerables Nadis, that cannot to be counted. Nadis are said to be from 72,000 to 3,50,000.Of these the principal ones are 14:

Sushumna

Ida

Pingala

Gandhari

Hastajihva

Kuhu

Saraswati

Pusha

Sankini

Payaswini

Varuni

Alambusha

Vishovodhra

Yasasvini Among these the Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are the principal. Sushumna is the highest.Sushumna Nadi passes trough the hollow cylindrical cavity of the vertebral column, Ida is on the left side and Pingala on the right side. They represent Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon) and Agni(Fire).

"The subtle lines, Yoga Nadis, have influece in the physical body. All the subtle (Sukshuma) Prana-Nadis and Chakra have gross manifestation and operation in the physical body. The gross nerves and plexus have close relationship with the subtle ones.You should understand this point very well. Since the physical centres have close relationshi with the astral centres, the vibrations that are produced in the phisical centres by prescribed methods, have desired effects in the astral centres."

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