Meditation is an advanced and delicate practice. When the mental fluctuations cease abruptly, the subconscious could emerge. The sudden shift could result in the withdrawal the physical energy. This shall trigger the nervous system to increase heat, causing high electrical loads in the nerves and skin. The heart and the lungs could stop due to this. The effects on consciousness can be detrimental if one is not careful.
Hovering above the pelvic floor in the hips is a soft (cloud-like) element encased in a white pouch. It is the Kanda nadi. Kanda means ‘root’. The three fundamental nadis; Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are attached and spring from. From the kanda nadi, they branch out and will intersect again at the eyebrow centre in the middle brain. From experience, aside from khechari mudra, the kandasana can powerfully activate the ajna chakra.
The brain and the vital inner organs get most of the energy to sustain their healthy function. This leads to the drying out of our essential fluids, nutrients and tissues, including the Ojas. Yoga is one of the many disciplines which teaches us the various techniques of slowing down the depletion of our vital tissues.
The tongue holds the key to experiencing God. Energetically, the tongue has a direct connection to both the origins and endpoints of the energetic channels, from the hips to the inner brain, from the Muladhara chakra to the Sahasrara chakra.
Promoting compassion, goodwill, kindness and service bring out our highest spiritual potential, Sattva (Sattwa). This positive, calm and content predisposition, is inherent to all and could be practised even without the physicality of yoga.
Yes, it is the universal energy but it just doesn’t manifest so easily in a stone or a colour or a visualisation or a sound just like that.