Nadi

Nadi is a Sanskrit term, which translates to ‘tube’, ‘channel’, or ‘flow’. It describes the network of the channels that allow the energy to travel through the body using distinct channels, light, colour, sound and other characteristics.. For this energy to circulate through the body, the nadis must be free from all kinds of blockages. There are three principal nadis within the human body to perform Nadi Yoga These are:

Ida nadi: This nadi is also known as the left channel and begins in the muldhara, or the root chakra. It flows towards the left and stops in the left nostril. It represents psychological energy.

Pingala nadi: The Pingala nadi is also referred to as the left channel. This nadi also starts at the root chakra but flows to the right, finally ending up in the right nostril. It is the origin of the precious life force or prana.

Sushumna nadi: This nadi is the central channel, running straight up the spine, through all the chakras. It starts from below the root chakra and goes up to the crown chakra, also known as the sahasrara. This nadi is also referred to as the nadi of spiritual awareness.

Prana or life energy is what all living organisms need to function. Circulating this prana in the body can be done by performing asanas, chanting, and doing pranayama.

Last updated on June 4th, 2021 at 10:43 pm