Nadi References Upanishads Chidambaram

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This is in continuation of my article on Prana,Nadi ,Yoga Link.

When one starts writing on these three concepts, it is impossible to write without referring to Siva, The Adhi Yogi.The Siva Samhita is the basis for Prana. The first Yoga was Vaasi Yoga by Siva and as it is difficult for normal people to follow, he directed Patanjali to compose Ashtanga Yoga,which is easier than Vaasi Yoga.

There are 3,50,000 Nadis according to Siva Samhita. There is an interpretation that there are 72,000 Nadis . This is expressed in Nataraja temple , Chidambaram.

Chidambaram. Image Credit. Sri. Krishnan

Nataraja, Chidambaram. Bathing with Sandalwood paste.
Nataraja Abhisheka with Sandalwood.

References in Vedas to Nadis.

  • “The nāḍis penetrate the body from the soles of the feet to the crown of the head. In them isprāṇa, the breath of life and in that life abidesĀtman, which is the abode ofShakti, creatrix of…

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