THE PRACTICES OF ACTIVATING THE NADIES (YOGIC CHANNELS)
process of merging the prana of the being into Brahma prana is accomplished
by the Nadies therefore it is essential to have knowledge regarding
the Nadies. There are seventy thousand nadies and these influence the
yogic points and chakras individually and collectively. The knowledge
regarding all these Nadies cannot be completely obtained even in many
births. Here we will describe Nadies which carry the flow of Prana towards
Brahamanda and it is given below :
i) Sushumna ii)Vajra iii) Chitrini iv) Brahma Nadi.
seventy thousand nadies of the body gather their flow of prana from
different parts of the body and meet Sushumna at different places. Few
of their activities are increasing strength, increasing Knowledge, bestower
of light nectar and the knowledge regarding Brahman. These are activated
by satwik actions and they are a pointer to the Satwik modifications
of mind. These are in constant struggle with the inspire the being to
perform similar activities. Contemplation may result in bondage or emancipation,
therefore emancipation depends upon one's own will. Before one acquires
the knowledge of nadies it is essential to know the following :-
The subtle nadies become very fine and it become difficult to recognize them in thousand petalled lotus. Subtle Nadies are visualized by inner eyes. Ultra subtle nadies are visualized by divine eyes. The way the physical body embraces the subtle body, seed alphabets, and the divine powers the subtle ultra subtle are also hidden like wise. All these can be visualized by closely studying body. This is a fact.
and Pingla Nadies :-
Pass out the Apana air completely and stand straight facing east. Breathe through both nostrils and fill in the abdomen, keep the hands close to the body, bloat the abdomen repeatedly by breathing in and out on the navel. Hold the breath, when there is full pressure on the navel then slight tension or pain will be felt on the above two points during holding the breath. It indicates the success of the practice. Keep on doing this practice for a few days in the standing posture and later on it can be done in the sitting posture.
The activated moon and sun nadies carry the particles of the tatwas along with the flow of prana. The air tatwa is related to moon nadi and Water tatwa is related to sun Nadi. When the sun nadi is active one visualizes the flow of water, clouds in the sky scattered clouds and heat, when the moon nadi is active one experience the flow of air, a sound of Sham, Sham, Sham and coolness. In the inner light ida is blue and Pingla is red in colour.
Merging Ida and Pingla into sushumna - First activate Ida and Pingla and then merge them into sushumna by the following practices. The vishuddhi chakra contains sixteen seed alphabets from A to Ah. By their ascending and descending order japa the prana of Ida and Pingla nadies merge into the prana of sushumna. The japa should be first from left and right i. e. ascending order and then again from left to right. This constitutes one japa and it should be done at least seven times. The posture should be easy and one should face either North or East. This japa is done only in external Khumbaka (Holding the breath) which means that the air should be exhaled fully with force and then the japa should be done. It quickly gives success. During the japa a flower of three petals becomes visible in the center of the eye brows. The seed alphabets must be pronounced correcty. This practice takes the sadhaka from external worship towards internal worship and is one of the basic practices of yoga.
meeting points of Nadies : In Agnya chakra both the nadies meet the
sushumna nadi, this point is called Triveni of tri-point. It is first
seen as green or yellow and gradually change into white. The following
practice should be carried out to clarify this point :-
Nadi : It arouses from Mooladhara and upwards and changes its shape
in the thousand petalled lotus. It contains vajra, chitrini and Brahma
Nadies. The Brahma Nadi arises and is activated from the great toe of
the foot. On reaching the Mooladhara. Vajra chitrini and sushumna cover
it respectively, therefore this nadi carries pure flow of prana only.
Awakening the places :
i) Stand facing East and by applying pressure on the navel bloat the abdomen and flex the neck so that the chin touches the chest At this time the points which reveal tension must be kept in mind. These three points are the meeting points of Vajra, Chitrini and Brahma Nadi. First is the meeting point of Sushumna and Vajra and second is the meeting point of Vajra and chitrini and third is the meeting point of chitrini and Brahma Nadi. In the end only Brahm Nadi remains but usually it is termed sushumna.
ii) Forcefully breathing in are out directing the pressure over the navel center sushumna is activated. It happens when the tankore acts on Manipoora. Sushumna can also be activated in movements of arms and legs are performed in the manner of an infant. This is called Bal-Hath Yoga Posture.
iii) Press the abdominal wall till it touches the spine. This should be done during poorak, kumbhak, and Rechaka. Pooraka is done by Ida, Kumbhaka in sushumna and rechaka by pingla.
iv) Sit it an easy posture, relax the whole body and inhale and exhale, without noise. See with help of the inner eyes, the extent to which the prana travels. Practice to direct prana upto Moolcdhars. In a few days the Mooladhara becomes clearly visible. If the earth tatwa is activated after visualising mooladhara then the sushumna's opening appears as a black dot.
v) Sit in an easy posture, develop prana at the navel and establish them in the Agnya Chakra, drink nectar, flex the neck forwards. Hold the breath and apply pressure on the closed eyes. While deciding about the Ida and pingla Nadies concentrate on their middle point. This is the opening of Brahma Nadi hence there are only two suitable points for the entry of Prana. For sushumna it is mooladhar and for Brahma Nadi it is Agnya Chakra it should be done by the following practices.
Entry of prana into mooladharb : First activate the earth tatwa and then by mental contemplation direct the prana to mooladhar. The prana revolves round the opening of Sushumna but is unable to enter it because the opening of sushumna does not appear steady. It means, when the chita is steady, the opening of sushumna also appears steady otherwise not. The steady chita is achieved when the modifications of the chita become satwik. This is the real utilization of the practices of the control of modifications of chita. When the opening is visualized in the mooladhara, then the japa of Aum should be performed and nectar should be drunk. By the tankore of the prana on the closed orifice of sushumna, the closed mouth of Sushumna opens up and then the black point is visualized in white colour, radiant like Sun. This is an indication of the prana entering the Sushumna and denotes the success of the practice.
into Agnya Chakra
of the flow of prana into sushumnab :
Shantih Aum Shantih Aum Shantih