ELEMENTARY ABOUT KUNDLINI IN OUR BODY.
Since Kundalini is the cosmic energy that originates from the Supramental Consciousness, it is an omniscient force, which enables the Yoga practitioner to realize his true self.
In the Pranamayakosha or the energy body, there are 72,000 nadis. The 72,000 nadis spring from three basic nadis – the left, the right and the central – the Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna. The word “nadi” does not mean nerve. Nadis are pathways or channels of prana in the system. These 72,000 nadis don’t have a physical manifestation. In the sense, if you cut the body and look in, you will not find them. But as you become more aware, you will notice the energy is not moving at random, it is moving in established pathways. There are 72,000 different ways in which the energy or prana moves.
There is a close link between Kundalini and an intricate network of 72,000 Nadis, vein-like structures that exists in the whole of the human body. Three of these Nadis are like arterial ways that spiral upwards from the base of the spinal column all the way to the roof the brain, calledSahasrara. The middle artery, also considered the major pathway, is known as Sushumana. The other two arteries on either side ofSushumana are called Ida and Pingala. Six Chakras and three Granthis — consciousness centers or cosmic energy hubs are located vertically above one another at brief intervals in Sushumana.
Ida is the left channel. Ida is white, feminine, cold, represents the moon and is associated with the river Ganga (Ganges). Originating in Muladhara, Ida ends up in the left nostril.
Pingala is the right channel. Pingala is red, masculine, hot, represents the sun and is associated with the river Yamuna. Originating in Muladhara, Pingala ends up in the right nostril.
Sushumna is the central channel and is associated with the river Saraswati. Within the Sushumna nadi there are three more subtle channels: Vajra, Chitrini and Brahma nadi through which Kundalini moves upwards running up the body from just below Muladhara chakra to Sahasrara chakra at the crown of the head.