Today, when we say meridians, people immediately associate it with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, it was found that the concept also exists in Ayurvedic medicine.
What is the Ayurvedic medicine exactly?
Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient holistic healing system from India which is considered by experts as the oldest medical system in the world. According to this system, each person has their own energy model that combines its physical, mental and emotional.
Prana is the ayurvedic counterpart of qi in traditional Chinese medicine, which is considered as the vital energy of the body. Prana In Sanskrit, refers to the vital life. Similarly to how you define qi, prana couldn’t be identified as real substance. Rather, it is seen as a vibratory power that can be obtained through food, water and even breathe. In Ayurveda, the air and the way we breathe are considered as very vital to our health.
Meridians in TCM also have its counterpart in Ayurveda medicine. This ancient Indian healing method, the meridians are referred to as Nadi, which are classified into three subtypes, the ida, pingala and sushumna. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed that human beings to live through the flow of substances along the Nadi. To stay healthy and fit, should not be blocked the flow of energy or prana.
In the physical body, Nadi are said to be found in the respiratory system, nervous system, circulatory, digestive and other systems of the body. Whenever you experience blocking, some health conditions begin to occur. On the other hand, thin body, the Nadi says contain thoughts, nerve impulses and feelings. When it is locked the flow of prana, a person begins to encounter difficulties in communicating with its environment and you can also lose its connection to its self.
Define the three main Nadis
Susumna Nadi is the Sushumna or running along the center of the spine from the crown chakra through the base chakra. The lower end of the base chakra is closed, unless the Kundalini is awakened. Kundalini is said to be present in all humans regardless of their spiritual practice or religi & oacute; n.
The awakening of kundalini is the advancement of a person’s spirituality. The process can be fast or slow depending on the person, the yield and the practice. It is believed that most people haven’t experienced this phenomenon.
According to Ayurveda, the three main Nadis are meeting in Muladhara, which is also referred to as the Yukta Triveni which literally means “combined three streams”. The awakening of kundalini is usually represented by a snake coiled in three and a half circle at the bottom of the spine. The serpent tells cautioning of the central axis.
The Ida Nadi
On the other hand, ida nadi dominates the left side of the body. Responsible play in regulating the functions of the parasympathetic nervous system of the body, brain activity, as well as the processes of restoration and the rest of the body.
Ida is normally associated with being female. In fact, it is described as white and moon energy that promotes relaxation, healing, creativity and calm. If the Ida Nadi is dominant in a person’s body, an individual is more inclined to the arts like singing, Scripture or he can become an artist or a chef one day.
However, excessive dominance of the Ida Nadi is said to be associated with extreme depression, fatigue and introversion. This nadi is said to begin with the muladhara and ends with the left nostril.
The Pingala Nadi
This is the main NADIS which controls the right side of the body that is associated with the functions of the sympathetic nervous system of the body. As well as controlling a cerebral activity, pingala nadi is also responsible for the regulation of the fight-or-flight response of the body.
The dominance of pingala nadi of the body produces mathematical abilities and lawyers. To complete the nadi ida, pingala nadi is associated with masculinity. Is the setting sun is red and vitalizing. Pingala nadi says that dominate in us when we solve puzzles and sports.
Now that we have discussed the similarities between ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine in terms of presence of qi, prana, meridians or nadi, it shouldn’t be a surprise that acupuncture also has a counterpart in ayurveda. It’s called marmapuncture.