What is Prana
Prana is called the vital power of the body. It is the life force or life power or vital force that keeps life moving. Oxygen (Prana-vayu) keeps the life force maintained. Food and water eaten by man also upkeep this power. Movement of body, work and yoga exercise also keep up this power. Cravings, anger, mental defects, and various diseases keep on reducing this power.
Up rise and downfall of Prana
In ordinary, balanced, and ideal human condition, Prana is equally spread throughout the body. His life force is equally distributed in the mind-brain and in the external senses. When a person starts falling down from the ideal human state, then his life force starts flowing more towards the external senses. In the same proportion, life force starts decreasing in his mind. In other words, we can say that his life force starts concentrating in the lower chakras of the body. When most of his life force is absorbed in the external senses, then he becomes like a demon or a beast. We can say that in this situation his life force has completely centered below the navel chakra. With this, man becomes dualistic, attached, and with the defects of mind. When a person becomes tired of the delusion of such a life or gets bored with it, then he goes out in solitude and peace. He becomes free of external senses. In such a situation, there is no more physical work for his prolific Prana there made out of his past living in over worldly life. That is why Prana climbs to the brain, and shows its effect there. This is called Prana rising. With this, varied old memories in his brain begin to flourish with pleasure. Due to this, these memories begin to get absorbed in the soul with peace. There is a lot of peace in the mind. The garbage of the mind starts to clear. In this way, the Prana of a great human being or god-type is more centered in the higher chakras.
Digestive system as a second brain
I want to clarify this above fact with an example. The meditation takes place in the mind-brain itself on a fasting day. The digestive system is also called the second brain, because it feeds a lot of Prana energy. Due to this system getting restive relief through the fast, the Prana energy of this system becomes available to the brain.
Scientists have also confirmed that the rapid development of the human brain during human evolution was accompanied by the discovery of fire. Most of the functions of the digestive system were done by the fire. This led to the availability of most of the Prana energy of the digestive system to the brain.
Nurturing the Kundalini with Prana rising (pranotthan)
If the Kundalini (a particular mental picture) is not reinforced by the over abundant Prana reaching the brain, then the Kundalini cannot be awakened. Rather, different types of mental images will continue to strengthen themselves, which will divide the life force between them. With no enough Prana, no mental picture will be able to awaken. Therefore, Kundalini-meditation is also necessary with Prana rising. If Kundalini-meditation is already continued, then it is even better.
Kundalini-meditation in every chakra along with the brain is helpful, because on all the chakras abundant of Prana is accumulated, which reinforces the Kundalini. In fact, the meditated Kundalini is strengthened in the brain only, whether it is meditated in brain or anywhere outside, because eventually the brain is the place of all experiences.
Best way of Prana rising
In fact there are many methods for Prana rising. Although the sexual yoga of tantra is the best and practical way for this. From this, even the person seriously trapped in the worldly confrontation instantly gets Prana rising. Man suddenly feels miraculously transformed himself. The best way to do sexual yoga is during the daytime in full consciousness and with full spirit/dedication. However, it should be done with full social and humanely responsibilities.
Symptoms of Prana rising
Kundalini’s meditation in mind continues to be persistent and in itself without willful meditative efforts. Feeling of peace, happiness, lightness, integrity, satisfaction etc. and many more divine qualities is there. Yoga practice seems full of charm and appealing. There are no cravings towards the world, although normal desires do not stop. There is no attachment to anything. Whether anything is done or not, it is fine. Whether anything is achieved or not, it seems fine to him in both cases. Everything seems identical. It is Advaita/non-duality. Worries and stresses end. Hunger looks good. There is feel good health. Depression ends. The best mentality is around its peak. There is no enmity with anyone. The person becomes tolerant, cheerful, attractive, deer to all and friendly. Forgiveness is there. Defects of mind (arishadvarga) like lust, anger etc. disappear. There is no mind in heavy, unstable and fast-moving physical activity; because most of the body’s Prana energy flows towards the brain. However, whenever there is a need, man takes in hand such works too, although with this his Prana-rising starts falling down from his brain.
Prana rising is very important for kundalini awakening
Kundalini awakening occurs when there are favorable conditions along with this state of Prana rising. There is no Kundalini awakening without Prana rising.
Kundalini awakening as the Prana rising reaching the peak point
There is no fundamental difference between Prana rising and Kundalini awakening. Only the different level of expression is the difference between the two. That is why many over ambitious people recognize their Prana rising as Kundalini awakening. Kundalini awakening is the complete and perfect Prana rising only, nothing new. Prana rising can remain for a long time. Even it can remain for many years, especially if the Kundalini is of a tantric type. Prana rising with the Kundalini only provides enlightenment. Kundalini awakening only makes it strong in additional form, nothing else. The study of books and other intense mind related activities also give rise to Prana rising, although it gets intensity, spirituality and stability for a long time only with Kundalini. Kundalini awakening is transient in nature in contrast to Prana rising. Its experience stays for no more than half a minute or a maximum of a minute. Most people drop it down in a few seconds only due to fear of strangeness, as had happened with the protagonist of this website, Premyogi Vajra.