What are the three meridians, eight chakras, and five qi of the yoga meridian system?

Yogis believe that the yoga meridian system is almost identical and consistent with the meridian system described in Chinese qigong and acupuncture. This meridian system echoes with the human physiological nervous system in many aspects, but it is not completely identical or consistent. Here is a brief introduction to you:

A. Three meridians.

In the meridian system of yoga, there are about 72,000 meridians, but the most important are three

1 middle meridian, this is the monarch of all other meridian channels. This middle meridian runs from the base of your spine to the top of your head. It is straight and hollow, like a tube. Knowing this middle meridian is equivalent to knowing all other meridian channels because the middle meridian is the backbone of the meridian system.

2 The left meridian and the right meridian have two smaller channels on the left and right sides of the meridian, called the left meridian and the right meridian. The left meridian is also called the noon meridian.

The most important meridian channel is the middle meridian first, followed by the two left and right meridians. The left meridian starts from the left nostril, and the right meridian starts from the right nostril. These two passages then lead to the brow chakra located behind the midpoint between the two eyebrows. From then on, the left and right meridians intersect each other along the middle meridian, and finally open inward and upwardly to the bottom of the middle meridian.

B. Air wheel

Along the middle meridian, from the base to the top, there are different junctions of the meridians. These points are called the Qi Chakra. There are 8 air wheels:

1. The spine air chakra is located at the base of the middle meridian. It is where the energy is, and the Kundalini snake is the symbol of this energy. For men, the trigger point of this chakra on the body is said to be the perineal acupoint between the genitals and the anus. For women, its location is in the cervix where the uterus and vagina intersect.

2. Force source chakra, this chakra is sometimes called “the birthplace of the breath of life. It is related to the reproductive organs and excretory organs. In the human body, the trigger point of this chakra is the tailbone, which is the end of the base of the spine. Small bones. From the front of the body, it can be said that it is in the pubic bone;

3. Manipura, it is said that it is the center of vitality, health, and stamina. It is also considered to be the center of heat and fire. Its position is at the belly button. However, when practicing pranayama and Kundalini yoga, it is usually realized that it is on the back of the body, not on the front (front) side.

4. The heart chakra, this air chakra, people feel that its position of the human body is in the chest cavity, in the spine at the same height as the heart’

5. Throat chakra, which is considered the center of cleansing. On the human body, it’s located in the spine behind the larynx’s nucleus.’

6. The brow chakra, just as the Manipura chakra is the center of the body’s vitality, this brow chakra is said to be the center of intelligence and intuition. Therefore it is also called the eye wheel. Its position on the human body can be imagined at the highest end of the spine, just like adding a decorative dot directly between the eyebrows. This dot symbolizes the three-eye chakra.

7. Lunar Chakra, which actually means “a drop of semen, which is directly related to sexual energy;

8. The Sanskrit chakra, the trigger point of the highest chakra on the human body is the highest point of the head, specifically, the brain acupuncture point. It is equivalent to the Baihui acupoint in China. But the Sancha Chakra is not actually a Qi Chakra. According to the yogi, it is better to say that it is a path that transcends all material names and forms.

C. Five Qis The life Qi in the human body can be divided into 5 types:

1. Prana (Prana in Sanskrit, also known as life-saving qi) This prana is not the same word as the overall vitality prana. To be precise, it specifically refers to the prana, which is related to the neural network and muscle groups. It can make the lungs, speech, and pronunciation organs and the organs themselves vigorously active. With the power of this prana, people’s inhalation The gas process can be carried out automatically.

2. Apana, the position of the Apana is below the navel area. Its role is to provide energy specifically to the kidneys, large intestine, reproductive organs, and anus. It is with this power of Apana that Prana is discharged from the rectum, mouth, and nose. In other words, Apana goes down naturally.

3. Samana, Samana is located between the belly button and the heart. It regulates the balance of the body. It powers the entire digestive system and controls this system;

4. Udana, affects and controls all parts of the body above the throat, such as eyes, ears, nose, etc. It is said that in fact all the activities of the sense organs and even the brain are stimulated by Udana, and Udana moves up naturally.

5. Wayana, it is believed that Wayana spreads all over the body, stimulates the activities of the limbs, regulates and controls the overall movement of the body, and cooperates with other prana classifications. The role of Wayana is also to contract and expand.

What are the main points of mind and body that should be paid attention to during yoga pranayama?

1. Don’t be too anxious. If you are impatient, you will rush into it and exhaust yourself, and the consequences will be counterproductive to your expectations. Not only did he fail to train his body to be healthy, but he caused physical problems; he would not improve his spirit, but he was only disappointed and disappointed.

2. If you feel that you have had any negative consequences physically and mentally, you should stop practicing temporarily. If possible, you should consult a professional yoga teacher.

3. It is best to start practicing pranayama after you have relieved your bowel and urine. This will make the practice more comfortable.

4. It is best to practice pranayama on an empty stomach.

5. The most important pranayama practice that can be done every day is “clearing the meridian pranayama work”, and the throat breathing method should be used as a warning: in the process of doing these breathing exercises, you should not have a kind of breathlessness that seems to be short of breath. Feeling unbearable. If you feel this way, or feel that you are exhaling in a hurry, exhaling vigorously, it means that you have taken too long to breathe in and out.

Therefore, the amount of air you inhale can only be limited to the extent that you feel comfortable when you exhale without having to exhale hard. Then, under conditions where you feel comfortable, gradually increase the amount of air you breathe.

What are the precautions for holding breath (suspending breath) during yoga pranayama?

(1) The length of time for inhalation and exhalation should be approximately equal. For example: if you count from 1 to 10 when you inhale, then count from 1 to 10 when you exhale.

(2) Unless a special practice requires speaking, you should always keep your mouth closed during the pranayama process.

(3) You must first have the ability to fully control and adjust the process of inhalation and exhalation before you can practice suspension.

(4) It is particularly important that you do not extend the suspension (breath-holding) time for too long, so as to exceed the limit that you can persist and feel comfortable when you do the suspension. In fact, you should try to control your inhalation and exhalation as much as possible before practicing suspended breath.

(5) If you feel that the breathing rhythm has been disturbed by the suspension, then stop the suspension or shorten the suspension time; if this helps to maintain the breathing rhythm, slowly extend the suspension time.

(6) There are internal suspended interest and external suspended interest.

Inwardly suspended breath, which means holding one’s breath after inhalation, is called Antar Kumbaka in Sanskrit; externally suspended breath, which means holding one’s breath after exhalation, is called Bashilanga Kumbakar in Sanskrit. Both should be practiced carefully.

(7) Special reminder: If you have difficulty even doing internally suspended interest, please do not do externally suspended interest. Only when you can use the internal suspension to adjust your breath more completely and autonomously, you can start to slowly practice the external suspension. Warning: If you have eye or ear problems, high blood pressure, or heart problems, don’t practice suspension.