Friends, Kundalini science is the backbone of all religions. All religious beliefs are based on it. I will explain this principle by giving some examples of some of the traditional beliefs of Hindu religion along with some practical know-how of Kundalini yoga. Although these beliefs look pity, but these convey a great practical message of Kundalini yoga.
Centralizing the Kundalini with the toe touching the heel
According to this belief, if a heel of a man’s foot is hit by another man’s foot from behind, then other heel is also to be kicked in the same way. It makes both people auspicious. In fact, with the hit on the foot of one side of body, the Kundalini becomes more active on that side of the body as the Kundalini pursues sensation. When the same sensation arises in the foot on the other side of the body, then the Kundalini starts going to the other side. This brings her to the center of the body, i.e. the spinal cord. This makes a man balanced, which makes him auspicious in every way. The other man also gets the benefit of this effect, because what’s karma, that’s the fruit. I have seen this happen myself.
One or odd sneeze is inauspicious, but two or even sneezes are considered auspicious
The same Kundalini principle works behind this as well. The sensation of a sneeze activates only one side of the brain. Imagine that the left side becomes active. This means that at that time the thinking of man was limited, linear or logical. Because the two parts of the brain constantly communicate among themselves, it is sure that it will alert the right side. When the second sneeze occurs, the right part of the brain becomes active with it. This makes a man’s thinking unlimited or logical. This causes the Kundalini or Awareness to revolve in both parts of the brain and become centered in the middle of the brain. On this central line, Sahasrara and the Ajna chakras are situated. This leads to fullness, balance and joy.
The inner marriage of the brain with itself is the form of Ardhanarishvara god or Shiva Vivah
The right and left parts of the brain keep on working turn by turn. This happens through the permanent contact route between them. This neuronal pathway is called the corpus callosum. In which people it’s not there due to any disease etc., these continue to work continuously as separate units for a long time. These people are unable to do their work properly due to lack of mutual coordination between both halves of their brain. In normal person, left brain works for some time. It performs everyday tasks efficiently by staying within a rational, limited, and practical scope. But man gets tired of the glare of its thoughts in a short time. Then the body comes under the control of the right brain. Its work style is unlimited, irrational or illogical, emotional, compassionate and investigative in nature like an open sky. Because there is no dazzle of thoughts that bind man in a limited range, so it is having darkness. By staying in it, as soon as the old fatigue of a man’s thought processes is over, this part stops, and the left part starts again. This cycle goes on continuously. The time interval of job transfer may vary according to activity level of a man and his spiritual interest. Now the point is, to make both parts of the brain work together equally. This is the arrival of the Kundalini in the central line or sushumna. With this, the Kundalini Shakti means the vital force is divided equally in both the parts, and makes the whole brain functional. The same is also felt during Kundalini awakening, when instead of a particular area, the whole brain becomes conscious, active and vibrating equally. We can also call this as the internal union of Ardhanarishvara or Shiv Vivaha. It can also be said that the left part of the body is married to the right part. In Hinduism, the left part of Shiva named Ardhanarishvara is shown as female goddess and the half right side as male god. Kundalini picture tries to be in the left brain, that’s why Kundalini has been given a feminine form. You see, everyone has natural instinct to be always submerged inside the pool of glistening thoughts. This instinct is to be overcome through regular practice of shifting awareness to empty sky of right brain. An attempt is made to bring it to the center through Kundalini yoga. A person becomes a complete human being only by the centralization of Kundalini. By this, there is logical practicality in him, as well as irrational emotionality and discovery mind too along with . This means that advaita or non duality is born there, because without advaita it is not possible to coexist with two opposing qualities. In the same way, by directly maintaining the advaita bhava from physiology philosophy or sharirvigyan darshan or Puranas, the clarity of Kundalini is increased in the mind. To keep the two opposing qualities together in the mind or to keep the Kundalini through Kundalini Yoga requires a lot of vital energy. That is why I have laid a lot of emphasis on balanced diet and balanced life for yoga in the last post. In beginning, while doing Kundalini yoga, I used to rotate the Kundalini around the head at the level of the sahasrar chakra and ajna chakra in the brain, as if a farmer is running a plow in a circular field. With this, my whole brain would become active, and Kundalini would be centered with bliss. I also noticed that drawing water from one nose and removing it from the other nose also helps the Kundalini to centralize. This is called Jal Neti. For this, the water should be lukewarm, and mildly salty, otherwise plain and cold water irritates the mucous membrane of the nose.
Ida, Pingala and Sushumna nadis are the only three nadis necessary for Kundalini awakening
During the practice of Kundalini Yoga, there are three sensation paths in the back. The nadis are actually subtle sensory pathways, which can only be experienced. In physical form, I do not see these in my body. They may also be in physical form. This is a research topic. A sensation ascends through the left side of the back, and ends at the command ajna chakra after passing through the left brain. The second sensational path likewise passes through the right part of back and the brain, which is also completed on the ajna chakra. One is Ida and the other is Pingala Nadi. In the middle of these two and right in the middle of the spinal cord, the third channel passes to the Sahasrara, which is in the middle of the back and brain. This is the sushumna channel. Unlike the usual diagrams, I find Ida and pingala more lateral that’s towards the margins of back. May be it a short practice effect. Actually, feeling matters more than the theoretical principles in Yoga. Kundalini awakening is done by the Kundalini climbing through this channel. Even if Kundalini is climbing up through Ida or Pingala channel, it should not be interfered, because Kundalini is beneficial in every situation. She should also not be forced to travel through the sushumna channel, because Kundalini does not like force much. Kundalini is happy with surrender. When she is climbing through Ida or Pingala, along with her meditation, Mooladhara or swadhishthan chakra and ajna Chakra should also be meditated together. With this, she comes into the sushumna channel, or after climbing in the channel of the opposite side in the back for a while, she starts climbing in the spinal cord or sushumna channel. This causes Kundalini to be expressed in Sahasrar. Along with this, there is also the attainment of bliss with the balance of body and mind. Kundalini is not taken down from the Sahasrara to the Ajna Chakra, hence the end of the Sushumna Nadi is depicted in the Sahasrara Chakra. In fact, keeping Kundalini in Sahasrar and awakening it there is the primary goal of Kundalini Yoga. All spiritual qualities are manifested by this. The Sahasrara Chakra connects the body to the universe. It is the most spiritual chakra, which is connected to the soul on one side, and the divine or God on the other side. Sahasrara has great ability to withstand the pressure of the Kundalini. It seems that Sahasrara’s itching is being erased by the Kundalini, and one is having joy of this. However, if there is unbearable pressure, then the Kundalini can be brought down to ajna chakra and to the lower body through the front channel. However, it appears more difficult and messy as compared to bringing down through Ida or pingala. However, it is helped by keeping the inverted tongue touched with the soft palate.That is why the end of Ida and Pingala is depicted in the ajna chakra, but the end of sushumna channel is depicted in Sahasrara chakra. If you concentrate together on the Muladhar and the ajna chakra, then the Kundalini runs through the Ida channel. If you meditate together on the Swadhisthana Chakra and the ajna Chakra, then the Kundalini is transmitted through the Pingala Nadi. This means that meditating ajna chakra, swadhishthan chakra and Muladhar Chakra, all three together would make Kundalini run through the Sushumna channel up to sahasrar or it will reach the sahasrar chakra directly. This is also shown in the picture. You can see that Kundalini has reached the Sahasrara Chakra without the participation of the Sushumna Nadi. Passing through Ida and Pingala, Kundalini join together at the ajna chakra. From there, she climbs up through the left and right brain and gathers at Sahasrara. It also feels like this. A thick wave filled with pressure in the brain on both sides goes up and feels connected in Sahasrara. That’s why both of these short channels are shown in the picture as thick bands. When the Kundalini is to be lowered down from sahasrar chakra through the front channel, it is through these same band shape short channels that it is lowered from Sahasrara to the ajna Chakra, and down from there. You must have noticed, when a man is mentally exhausted, he rubs his forehead, and also constricts his eyes and forehead. This gives him a feeling of passing of some gushing fluid through both sides of the forehead. That makes him mentally rejuvenated. It is experienced by the functioning of these channels. You can experience it by doing this just now. In real and casual practice, none of these channels are experienced only these four chakras together with Kundalini at sahasrar chakra is experienced. The Ida Nadi represents the female part of Ardhanarishvara Dev that’s half man half woman god. The Pingala channel represents right half of his body that’s the male god part. The sushumna nadi signifies the union or marriage of the two parts. Sushumna channel carries the most of the energy from the Muladhar Chakra to the brain. That is why, by meditating on Sahasrara during Tantric Yoga, the Muladhar Chakra becomes fully shrunk and loose. In daily folklore, anyone too must have realized that when the brain gets busy with some other work, the sexual arousal becomes completely calm. Of course, that energy is not seen passing through the spinal cord, but the path of its passage to Sahasrara is through the spinal cord or sushumna only. The flow of energy through the spinal cord is experienced through special and long practice of yoga breathings. That too is experienced only for a few moments, as the experience of falling lightning is momentary. But there is no need to experience it. Important is the Kundalini awakening, which happens without its experience. If you are able to reach the fruit directly, then what is the need to see the tree. Probably it may be the source of origination of this Hindi saying, ” Eat the mangoes, don’t count the trees”. Energy also ascends through the Ida and Pingala channels that terminate in ajna chakra, but not as much as through the Sushumna channel.