prāṇamayaDevanāgarī: प्राणमय Translation: consisting of vital force Similar words:vāta Related concepts:annamaya, manomaya, maya, vijñānamaya
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“Prāṇāyāma done, along with a Mantra, has a role to play in Yoga Cikitsā.”
– From T Krishnamacharya’s composition, the Yoga Rahasya
“The great yogin Yājñavalkhya said that the constant and intensive practice of Prāṇāyāma brought Prāṇa and Agni together,
and gradually the obstacle at the base of the Suṣumnā would be totally dissolved.
He gave this block the name ‘Kuṇḍali’ meaning coiled or ‘Kuṇḍalinī’ meaning ‘rolled up’ in other texts.
Kuṇḍalinī represents that which blocks access to the central energetic channel.
When this obstacle is eliminated, Prāṇa penetrates and begins to rise in the central channel.
This is the most precise description we have of the process.
This is also the most clear and coherent.”
– ‘Concerning the Cakra’ by TKV Desikachar
“Freedom of movement within the Annamaya
does not presume freedom of movement within the Prāṇamaya.”
“What does reflecting on our relationship with Prāṇamaya reveal?”
– Taittirīya Upaniṣad Chapter Three Bhṛguvallī verse 2
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