Basic Information of Ida and Pingala Nadis

Basic knowledge of the Nadis in the human body is essential for the laypersons and it cannot be restricted to only those who practice Kundalini Yoga or any of the other Yogic methods to stimulate and awakening the dormant Kundalini Shakti present in the human body. The Nadis should be seen in the larger sense as the channels, which are responsible for the smooth flow of the life giving force or Prana in the body. In this article, is given basic information about the Ida and Pingala Nadis for laypersons.

The Ida Nadi commences it’s ascend in the human body from the Root or the Muladhara Chakra and climbs from the left side of the Merudanda [Spinal Column in the English language]. It wraps the other Chakras, reaches the Ajna or the Third Eye Chakra, and then reaches the base of the left nostril.

The Ida Nadi is ruled by Chandra [Moon] and it nature is considered feminine. If the breathing is primarily, through this Nadi then it increases the Sheetalta or Coolness in the body as the Ida Nadi is also known as the Sheetal Nadi.

The Pingala Nadi also known as the Surya Nadi is considered Male in nature and if the breathing is primarily through the Pingala Nadi, it increases the warmth in the body. Like the Ida Nadi, the Pingala Nadi also commences it’s ascend through the Muladhara Chakra and climbs from the right side of the Merudanda, and wraps the other Chakras and reaches the Ajna Chakra and then ends at the root of the right nostril.

The Pingala Nadi is responsible for increasing the Jatharagni  or digestive fire in the body, which enhances the smooth functioning of the digestive organs and increases the appetite. This is the reason why Yoga prescribes Vamkukshi or lying or sleeping on the left side after meals as this enhances the functioning of the Pingala Nadi and the food is easily digested and the Udar Vayu or the Abdominal Gas does not put pressure on the heart.

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  1. Thanks for most important information about body chakras


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