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Three Energy Channels

A channel is referred to as “nadi” in Sanskrit. You can think of a channel as an enclosed passage. In the context of our subtle system, the channel is a means through which the Kundalini energy flows within our subtle system

Left channel - Ida Naadi

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The left channel relates to emotions, desires, and your connection with the past. And so, whenever you desire something or use your emotions, your attention moves to the left channel. This is where our memories, habits, and conditionings reside. Everything that influences us – things your parents and friends taught you, your identification with your race, ethnicity, or nationality and its associated culture – is stored in your superego.

 

In its pure state, the left energy channel brings about emotional balance and helps us express the qualities of deep joy, pure love and compassion. If  your left energy channel is in distress,  you may experience emotional extremes. It shows up as depression, lethargy, sadness, low self-esteem or guilt.  To return your left channel into a balanced state, all you need  is meditation.  With Sahaja Yoga meditation techniques, you can easily renew your state of joy and emotional balance within.

Right channel - Pingala Naadi

The right channel is the channel of activity ( both mental and physical) and the future. When you act on your desires, your attention moves through the right channel. Your right energy channel begins at the 2nd chakra (Swadisthan) and travels up the right side of your body, terminating on the left side of your brain. This area of the brain in our subtle system is the ego, which gives you a sense of individualism. Things that you affect through your actions – for yourself or others – are a product of your attention on the right side.

Action and planning are the fundamental qualities of the right energy channel. When you are physically active and dynamic, it is the right channel which supplies the energy for it. When you focus, plan or analyse things in your mind, it also fuels your mental activity.

In its pure state, the right channel brings about dynamism and helps us act effectively with a still mind and in a joyful manner.
When we make excessive demands of energy from the right side, it makes the left side weak. As a result, our emotional side takes a back seat and the sense of joy evaporates. We become grouchy, irritable and even aggressive. Not very pleasant to be around.
Fortunately, awareness is the first step to correcting imbalance. You can meditate and utilise Sahaja Yoga meditation techniques to easily renew your state of calm and dynamism within.

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Central Channel - Sushuma Naadi

The central channel is the channel of balance and spiritual evolution. It is also called the middle path. Spiritual evolution and integration with the collective consciousness is the essential quality of the central channel. When we no longer seek material well-being and wish to find a more innate sense of contentment and purpose, it is through the qualities of the central channel that we can find what we are searching for. Your Kundalini rises through this central channel at the time of Self-Realization.

Your central channel is the path to the Sahasrara chakra.
With Self-Realization, your Kundalini energy uses this central channel to reach the Sahasrara chakra. It nourishes and strengthens it as it flows through it. As we meditate in thoughtless awareness, the attention gradually stops swinging from the left channel to the right channel, from the past to the future and settles into the central channel. Our attention is then able to remain centered. We exist in the present moment and experience true inner peace and joy. Your key to developing a strong central channel is regular meditation in thoughtless awareness.

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