People today are doing a wide range of popular pranayams to keep their body and mind healthy. Most understand it in the form of movement of breath and very few understand it in the form of movement of life force. Out of those, who take it as pranic energy movement, still fewer experience the movement of various pranas in their body. Since the movements of prana, which are ten in number, takes place in different parts of the body, the whole process can then be said as ‘pranic movement’ or ‘shaktichalan’.
We can experience the movement of these pranas in our body and hence the process of shaktichalan. This is amply shown to those who follow kriya yoga methods.
As it is possible to move the prana across any psychic channel in our body or outside of it, in this same way it can be held in a particular location of our choice also for a desired duration. In the above mentioned upnishad, great detail has been devoted to the effects of holding pran for a duration of one muhurt i.e. 48 minutes at different locations in our body. One feels extremely happy to share this for the benefit of all the readers who are unaware of it.
Place of holding pran vayu Effect
To hold in nose daily The sins of hundreds of lives are burnt.
In the eyeball knowledge of all subjects.
To hold at the nose tip knowledge of realm of Indra,
the King of the devtas (divine beings).
To hold in the ears knowledge of Yama, the Lord of death.
In the arm pit knowledge of realm of demons.
In lower part of back knowledge of realm of Varun Devta,
Lord of the water element.
In upper part of back knowledge of realm of air.
In one’s neck knowledge of realm of the Moon.
In the left eye knowledge of realm of Shiv Lok.
On the forehead knowledge of realm of Brahma.
Lower part of the feet knowledge of realm of Atal.
Holding in the feet knowledge of realm of Vital.
In one’s knees knowledge of realm of Sutal.
In the hip joint knowledge of realm of Mahatal.
In one’s front part of thighs knowledge of realm of Rasatal.
In the waist knowledge of realm of Talatal.
In the navel knowledge of realm of earth.
In stomach knowledge of realm of Bhuvarlok.
In the heart knowledge of realm of Mahalok.
In upper part of heart knowledge of realm of Mahalok.
In the neck knowledge of realm of Janlok.
In the eyebrows centre knowledge of realm of Tapolok.
In the upper part of forehead knowledge of past and future.
In the sound of animals, birds understanding of their language.
In sanchit* karmas understanding of previous birth.
In the whole body to take the form like another.
In power power like Lord Hanuman.
In the Sun knowledge of the Sun’s realm.
In Dhruv knowledge of its movement.
In the space inside the throat victory over hunger and thirst,
and stabilization of koorm upapran nadi.
In Taar Darshan of Sidhas.
In spaces in our body movement in sky.
By holding pran in the navel all diseases cured.
By holding pran in the big toe The body becomes light.
One who drinks air through curling All diseases are cured, one doesn’t get
the tongue. tired easily.
One who drinks air during both
morning and evening for 3 months. Devi Saraswati sits on his tongue.
One who does this for six months All diseases are removed.
One who breathes in through curling
the tongue and holds it at its base. Drinks nectar and has well being in every sense and situation.
One who drinks air thus through tongue and
holds it awhile in stomach, daily 1 month. Pierces the food of devtas even.
All the above explanation seems to be very interesting
and can be practiced by sadhakas or practitioners of this vidya.