Yoga-The great gift from India (197)

September 26, 2015, Chennai

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Sage Yajnavalkya continues:

In the middle of the body there is a spot of the colour of molten gold in the shape of triangle.  Inside this spot there is a fire called (pavaki).  This spot (deha Madhya) is two angulas above the rectum and two angulas behind the genital.


 Nine angulas above the deha Madhya is “kandasthanam”.  It is four angulas in size.  This kandasthanam is in the form of an egg covered with a layer of skin.  The central part of the “kandasthanam” is called “nabhi”.  It has twelve spokes.  The whole body is supported by this “nabhi”. 


 

Sage Yajnavalkya continues:
In the middle of the body there is a spot of the colour of molten gold in the shape of triangle.  Inside this spot there is a fire called (pavaki).  This spot (deha Madhya) is two angulas above the rectum and two angulas behind the genital.  Nine angulas above the deha Madhya is “kandasthanam”.  It is four angulas in size.  This kandasthanam is in the form of an egg covered with a layer of skin.  The central part of the “kandasthanam” is called “nabhi”.  It has twelve spokes.  The whole body is supported by this “nabhi”. 
 

“Nabhi” (navel) is the most important point of the body.  One can balance the body from the navel. The starting point of diseases is also from here.  The navel should be at its place to lead a healthy life.

(To be continued)

 


S Sridharan had the privilege of learning the nuances of Yoga Sastra directly under Yogi TKV Desikachar.  S Sridharan, a senior Yoga Therapist, Consultant and Teacher in Trust of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai.