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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Our Lifeline- Ida, Pingala, Sushumna, and Breathing-

Ida, Pingala, Sushumna, and Breathing-
In yogic diction, the spine has a channel of energy known as Sushumna. This is the main “Nadi”- meaning channel- which directs an electric current up and down the spine. There are two supporting Nadis running along either side of the Sushumna. There are called Ida and Pingala. Ida is the left channel of energy. This, as yogic say, is our “feminine channel.” It corresponds with energy from the moon (lunar). This channel cools the body. Pingla, the right, is our “masculine.” Working with sun energy (solar), it heats the body, like a braid, Ida and Pingala energy criss-cross at the Sushumna. Creating a vortex of energy. This cause a spinning to occur at seven specific centers along the spine. These spinning, vortex-like centers are what we know as “chakras.” Each spin at their own vibration, increasing as they increase along the subtitle body of the spine. (Which is often why you hear spiritual practitioners say they are living the “right vibe “life!)


In terms of breathing and Ida and Pingala's relationship to this bodily function, we must ask: Did you ever wonder why we have two nostrils? If you’re thinking its’ for breathing, you must take note how you can- and often do – only breathe out of one nostril. The same applies to the sensation of smell. So why two? We have two nostrils to balance our body temperature and create balance within our body, it’s called “Equilibration.”

Most commonly, one nostril is more active than the other, this is based on our physical and mental needs. Every two to three hours our dominant nostril changes, however, a change can also happen suddenly depending on environment and a person’s needs.


When both nostrils are working together, the Sushumna Nadi is active, allowing one to receive an optimum level of spiritual connection. It’s in these times, one will experience feelings of clarity, lightness, and togetherness as well, Activities in these states of equilibrium often include meditation, or the doing we enjoy most. It is in these moments of bliss when both nostrils are working one knows they have accessed the super consciousness. 

To know more knowledge about our Nadis- Ida Pingala and Sushumna, Chakras, Kundalini and how they connect with our life and breath. Interested Yoga and Meditation practitioners can ask their questions or can join our upcoming workshops on Nadis, Chakras and Kundalini in Rishikesh, India. To book your space, Please visit Chandra Yoga International



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