Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tantra - 07 - nADI

Tantra postulates that the human body has numerous nADI-s or arteries/ veins or ducts/ channels of flow. According to tShiva Samhita, there are fourteen principal nadis.

There are supposed to be a total of 72,000 nADI-s as per one tradition, of which 72 are common and generally known.

The three most important nADI-s are:
1. iDA - left of spinal cord
2. pingalA - right of the spinal cord
3. sushumnA - it is the central channel extending from mUlAdhAra to brahmarandhra

Other important nADI-s are:
4. Gandhari
5. Hastijihva
6. Pusa
7. Yasavini
8. Alambusha
9. Kuhuh
10. Shankini
11. Payasvini
12. Varuni
13. Vishvodhara
14. Saraswati

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