“KUNDALINI”is the Divine Cosmic Energy in bodies. It is an electric fiery power, the mighty pristine force, underlying all organic or inorganic matter. Yogic Power or perfection in Yoga is achieved by arousing this Supreme Force, which is lying dormant in the MULADHARA CHAKRA (situated just below the ‘KANDA’ between the root of the reproductory organ and anus) at the base of the spinal column, in the form of a serpent with 3˝ ” (three and a half inch) coils. After awakening this Kundalini Shakti, you have to take this Supreme Power upward, through the Sushumna Nadi by Yogic method, from Muladhara Chakra to the crown of the head (Sahasrara). Then you will get various Yogic powers.
Nadis or channels are the Astral tubes made up of astral matter that carry psychic currents. Since they are made up of subtle matter, they are not visible to the naked physical eye. It is through these Nadis that the vital force or Pranic current flows in the body. These Yoga Nadis are not the ordinary nerves, arteries and veins. Our body is filled with innumerable Nadis. There are about 3,50,000 Nadis in the body.
Nadis play a vital role in Kunadalini Yoga. Kundalini, when awakened will pass through SUSHUMNA NADI and this is possible only when the Nadis are pure. Therefore the first step in Kundalini Yoga is the purification of Nadis. For this purpose, you have to do various Yogic Kriyas (practices) such as Dhauti, Bhasti, Neti, Tratak, Nauli, Kapalabhati, Pranayama etc.
All the Nadis (channels) spring up from the KANDA (It is like a shape of an egg and it is covered with membranes. This is just above the Muladhara Chakra). Out of the innumerable Nadis, fourteen are said to be important. They are :
IDA (moon), PINGALA (sun) & SUSHUMNA are the most important of the fourteen Nadis and SUSHUMNA is the Chief Nadi. The other nadis are subordinate to Sushumna.
CHAKRAS (PADMAS) :
Chakras are in Linga Sarira (Astral Body). Astral Body is of nineteen Tattvas; viz, five Jnanendriyas (organs of senses), five Karmendriyas (organs of actions), five Pranas (vital forces – Prana, Apana, Samana, Vyana & Udhana), Mind, Intellect (Buddhi), Sub-conscious mind (Chitta) and Ego (Ahankara).
There are six Major Chakras (Shat-Chakras). They are :
The seventh chakra is called as the SAHASRARA Chakra
Each chakra has a particular number of petals with a Sanskrit alphabet on each petal. The vibration produced at each petal is represented by the corresponding Sanskrit alphabet. Every alphabet denotes the Mantra or the Sacred Syllable of Kundalini Shakti. These alphabets exist in the petals in a latent form. These can be manifested and the vibrations of the Nadis felt during concentration.
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