February | 15, 2019 :: Know from Jagdish why the Spinal column should be straight in meditative yoga asana.
While performing any Yoga asana the body should be Straight. i.e in alignment.
For meditation it is essential that the spinal column is straight so that nervous impulses can pass freely to the brain.
Furthermore, the main nadi, Sushumna is situated within the spinal cord and the impulses must be able to run straight up this nadi when the energy wants to rise.
If one bend or lean to one side, either ida or pingala will be supressed and the other will become predominant.
The aim is to activate sushumna, therefore the body must be in alignment and in a balanced position so there is no blockage to the flow of prana.
* Author is student to PG Department of Yoga, Ranchi university.