Ancient Indian Science of Prana

What is Prana?

We have heard about Yoga and Pranayama. Prana is a Sanskrit word and the translation in English is still not apt or possible in a single word or a bunch of statements. Prana is mostly translated in English as ‘Life Force’ and many also refer Oxygen as Prana.

I am not a Sanskrit scholar to give translation. However, by reading different texts, I tried to grasp what the ancients mean by Prana. Prana means Energy and my Explanation for the same is as below:

Light is a source of Energy as we say. But Light contains Photon which are particle in nature. Science also says that Photon contains quantum of Energy. By this, Photon carries Energy is the understanding.

In a similar sense, Oxygen is a matter(gas) but it in-turn will carry Energy(assume). The Matter is of Four State as identified(solid,liquid,gas,plasma) and these are all the manifestations of Energy and in-turn will carry Energy as well. A Photon is a manifestation of Energy and it in turn will carry Energy.

We intake air,Water and Food. We also have Vision, Sound, Taste and Smell has Inputs. The Energy from Air, Water and Food will be referred to as Prana.  In other sense, If we breathe Pure air, we intake more Prana and if the air is impure and polluted, the prana will be less. Same with  contaminated and polluted water and food. In that sense, Vegetarian Food will have more Prana than non-vegetarian food.

Air(Oxygen),Water and Food are important for our survival. Lets see How it works,

We drink Water(Prana) and it forms the blood and We eat food(Prana) which gets mixed in the blood and We breathe Oxygen(Prana) which burns the Food and supplies Energy as well as revitalizes the Body. There is a Channel for the Prana Flow in the Body. These Channels are called as Nadis.

What are Nadis?
Nadis are the nostrils, esophagus and Blood vessels. These are the channels in which the prana(Energy) flows.
There are two nostrils called as Ida and Pingala and the connecting point of the two nadis is called sushumna. If there are any blocks in the nostrils, the flow of Energy may get hindered and hence techniques like Pranayamana are of help.
Just like sushumna is a connecting Point for two nostrils, there are in total 72,000 connecting points in the blood vessels as well which are called as Chakras.

What are Chakras?
Chakras are the junction points for the Energy flow. If we connect two pipes for the flow of water and in case there is a block or hold in the junction, the flow or speed of water might get reduced. In a similar way, if there is any blockage in the blood vessel connecting points, the flow of prana could get affected. Pranayamana technique will be effective in the nostril and esophagus and it cannot be as effective in the blood vessels. Precaution is needed to maintain the blood(which carries prana) and this can be done by taking hygienic food which doesn’t contain any cholesterol and other junk. A fresh green vegetable has more prana than the dead meat. A fruit has more prana than the cooked food. A Fruit Juice has more prana than tea or coffee.

Seven Chakras and its Significance:
Of the 72,000 connecting points in the nadis(blood vessels) the Seven are the main Chakras. This number as such 72,000 may be associated with the heart beat(72 times) and the pulse rate(about 72 times). These are the termed as Main chakras as they are in line with the nervous system of the spinal cord. Hence whatever you think(mind), you will likely to spend the energy on that thought. For example, if you think about eating ice cream, you will use your energy thinking about icecream and focus on them to start an action with or without conscious. You may satisfy the thought by buying an ice cream and even if you don’t buy it now, you would have this thought pending which can affect your other routine works and in spending enough energy on them or concentrating.

The Seven Chakras will correspond to the endocrine glands in the human body and if there is any thought in the mind, the brain will command the endocrine glands to produce hormones. If the Mind is in fear, the brain would command the adrenal glands to secrete androgen and you would likely to spend your energy on fear and survival. This is True because when there is someone coming to kill you with a knife and we are hiding under a bed, we feel a sudden rise in Energy level in the body and there will be heavy breathe to supply more prana for the exhausting energy.

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Astrology is Perception

I am not a believer of astrology. But, Astrology has played a fatal role in my life and had brought sorrows to me.

It all started when I found some astrology books in my grandfather’s house. It was very fun for me to ask for other people’s date of birth and to check their character and yes most people agreed with some points what I said. The important aspect I do is I will read their characters personally and if I found a match in the book, I will tell only those points and not other points which I don’t understand.

So, by this I checked the traits of my close friends and used to tell them and they would throw me surprises and tell me how you are telling me exactly. But, I never knew it could create so much sorrow in my life.

I checked for one of my friend and said about the traits and yes there was surprise and agreed to be true. But the future part written on the person was not good in my perception of them. I firmly believed that a disaster is going to happen and I was going mad such that I should anyhow save from disaster. I had taken that as a motto of my life.

I was not a believer of god but I was going into external locus of control and some events occurred which was out of my control and thought that some external power is there. However, I never prayed for me but I was praying for that person and was crying day and night that I need to somehow stop the disaster. This was also because of the factor that the person said only god can save me and some events were occurring which gave me signals that a disaster is going to happen.

I started thinking day and night about the person and I failed to mind my own business. I did not show interest in anything and I was always found to be dull. I stopped enjoying and I thought I should not enjoy.

The disaster did not happen and my perception was wrong. I also believe that in some way, I was helpful in stopping the disaster again which I don’t know if it right or wrong. This is again my perception and I know that I somehow need to avoid it.

 

 

Tense becomes Tension

Why Tense becomes Tension?

What we have which is common for anybody?

Time – 24 Hours a Day. However, we have differentiated Time as Past,Present and Future. We call it as

Past Tense

Present Tense

Future Tense

Now, Consider a Child is born.

The Child lives the present. The Child doesnt know about the past or dont worry about the Future. The Survival of the baby is taken care by the parents.

The Child slowly understands mother,father,relations and others. As the baby grows these nearby such as family becomes its past.

It enters a new world- School. This is the Time it starts to worry about Future.

All Children cry to go to School. The Mother cautions the child saying, “If You do not eat the food, teacher is coming to beat you.”

In the evening, the child is asked to prepare for the Next Day(Future) by giving tasks such as Home work or to study for the test.

A scenerio:

A child asks for a chocolate, the (past) parents tell the child that,”Only if you get First Rank(Future) I will buy and give you”

We worry about the Future!

We feel sad for the Past!

We never live the Present!

Now read the First Line for this Post!

How to Live Longer

There is a relation between Breathe and Longivity.

For Example:

Dog breathe 72 Times per minute – Can Live 12 Years

Horse breathe 30 Times per minute – Can Live 25 to 30 Years

Elephant breathe 14-18 Times per minute – Can Live 100 Years

If Man breathe 13-15 Times per minute – Can Live 160 Years

 

Our Body is just like a machine. It needs to perform at a steady phase and hence it can live longer period.

Love and Understanding

There is always a talk between Love and Understanding as below:

“People Love because of Mis-Understanding and then get seperated because of Understanding”

Understanding is an Intelligence

Love is an Feeling.

Scenerio: Men initially express his feelings and later on starts to question.

 

In Order for a Man to have better relationship with Woman, he has to Love her more and never try to understand her.

The Idea is when you are trying to understand you are using your intelligence and it fades away your emotions.

The Woman loves Emotions and they would love back if you give the emotion.

 

 

 

Give-Receive-TakeOver

A True Friend never get in your way unless you happen to be going Down!

The Preception is that someone who has helped you during your Down Times are often considered as True Friends.

The Idea is that You have received some emotion such as motivational energy or affection or love.

Once you are back in action, the mentality is developed to still need the person to give you the emotion to continue the journey.

And if you dont receive it, then you would be prone to go back to the Down State.

The Worst case is you might try to take over from them even they dont intent to give and results in break up.

 

Give-Receive-TakeOver

As long as Give and Receive are in Harmony there is no Take Over

Purpose of Life

What is the Purpose of Life?

The Ultimate Purpose of Life is not to have any Purpose.

 

There are 3 Motives which we Live:

1. We Live for the Body

2. We Live for the Mind

3. We Live for the Soul

 

In Olden Days, most of the People used only the body. They used to break stones, pull richsaws.

In Short both men and women they did manual work.

The Use of Mind and Soul were denied or were used less.

 

Now in Today, most of the people use the Mind such as logic for computer programming,designing a drug or thinking how to manage other people. The Problem of Health is more  even though the medical facilities are high.

The Body and the Soul were denied or were used less.

 

There are so called saints who had gone away from family or to some mountains to live for the Soul.

Some of them are claimed to be gods and some claim themselves to be gods or say they have superior power.

They have denied the Body and the Mind.

 

The One who is trying to seek a purpose would deny the other.

 

 

 

Scar in Life

The Facial Scar was disturbing a lot. It was a feeling that the confidence was lost and what to do in Life. A thought raised such that Only if the scar fades away, I could live a Life and the confidence would come back.

I went to the Doctor and his words further disturbed me, He said,” You cannot attend any interviews”. When I went out to my Home I was disturbed the most when anyone passing in the road came and asked me,”what is that in your face and How it happened”. In my college, my class mates felt sorry for me and it created a deep sadness within me.

Every Night I had tears in my eyes and every morning I was terrified to look myself in the mirror. I dont want to look myself sad all the time. I knew my face was looking ugly and the Outside scar had created me a deep scar within my Life.

I started to cover my face with a piece of scarf to cover the scar. I started to notice other people and found that they were not noticing me. I walked straight to my seat in college and removed the scarf slowly in the class so that nobody noticed me.

As days passed by I started a relationship with a girl and found that my confidence level had started to increase in exponential manner. Whenever I talked with her I was not wearing the scarf and I always thought she would ask me about the scar in the face. Sometimes I thought why such a beautiful girl is talking to me who is so ugly.

It was the time I started not to wear the scarf anymore and I walked all the way with confidence. My class members were stunned to see the girl talking to me. They asked me, “You are not looking good now and How is that she is talking to me?”  I really doesn’t know the answer to their question but I found that my answers to confidence came from her.

 

Love Story

Old Love Story:
Starts from eyes, grows with gifts and ends with tears.

Modern Love Story:
Starts from mobile,grows with SMS and ends with SIM change.

Left Hearts

A feeling for those people who have their Heart’s Left!!!
Don’t Trust anything in this world,not even our own heart because its not on the Right Side!!

Dusty Affection

She crossed the road to meet him where he was standing on the other side of the road.

Her right side eye was filled with tears. He blew  her eyes and helped her remove the dust.

She said its fine but he was so much worried and could not control his emotions.

She said to him that’s its a small thing!!!

[Small things make Affection but Affection is not a Small thing.]

Love Angers

Anger is the Only Evil which makes Invisible for a Minute.

Love is the Only Suspicious Think which is Visible even after Anger!.

Love workouts

He thinks about her. He still thinks about her. He always thinks about her.

She just thinks about him. She just start to think about him. She thinks whether its correct since she thinks about him.

When they both think of each other. The Love starts to Workout!!

It also implies that they both have no other Work to Do!!

[Scenerio-Usually workouts in College. If it happens at Work Place,then the Company Owner should “Think “about it!]

Death Love

He loved her so much. It was like every moment he thought about her. Unfortunately she died, he could not control his tears.

He kept on crying day and night. His friends consoled him but he was not able to hear anyone and he could only think about her and it filled his eyes with tears. Day and Night he was thinking about her and one night, he had a dream and he could not differentiate whether its dream or real.

He saw her with so many girls and they all had candle in their hands. The visual gave him some happiness but soon he became unhappy when he noticed everyone was bright and their candle was lightened. He saw her so sad and her candle was never lightened.

He felt like he was asking her, why your candle is not lightened and that why are you looking so sad?

She said whenever I enlighten my candle your tears fall on it. So Please stop crying and I wanted you to be happy.

A Guy’s Unluck

She Had called him to the Street Corner to have their last meet and to breakup.

He was so sad and tried his best to explain her. She never accepted and finally he had to go for the breakup meet.

His eyes had some few tears trying not to peep out. She had bought him a chocolate as a token of relationship they had. He felt happy for her and was about to take the chocolate and to sign off.

The Climax-

He was not so Lucky. The Girls father saw him getting a chocolate from her and he was caught red handed and now they both are married.

Girls Change

One Fine Morning, an Old Man went jogging and saw a Boy sitting with a girl in the Park. He was delighted to watch them.

The Next Day, he saw the same boy sitting with Another Girl. He was confused and continued jogging.

The Very Next Day, the same Boy was sitting with yet another girl. The Old man smiled and continued jogging.

Why he Smiled?

Boys Never Change. Only Girls Change!!!!

Old Age

Old Age appears to be Best in Some things!

Old Wood – Best to Burn

Old Book- Best to Read

Old Cycle – Best to Clean

Old Wine – Best to Sip

Old Friends – Best for Ever

Kid Love Story

UKG Kiddy – Whenever she kept her foot, I kissed those places.

LKG Kiddy – Wow!! What happened next?

UKG Kiddy – (with smile) She went and said to my mom that I am eating mud.

Broken Heart

Choosing Hundred Wrong Persons may not even affect your Life but missing one Right Person will leave you a Broken Heart throughout your Life.

Heart Expression

Every Heart has a  Pain. Only the Way of Expression is Different.

Some Show it in their Eyes!

Some Show it in their Smile~!