By Yogi Ashwini

Hope you all have been following the practices and exercises as advised over the past few weeks. Yoga is purely an experiential process. The subtler aspects of various dimensions which we are now stepping into expect a high degree of dedication and regularity in practice.

Last week we had introduced you to the subject of prana and said that prana controls your physical body or the Anna Maya Kosha. This prana is the Force which we see all around us in the form of water that we drink or the food that we eat or the air we breathe. Everything around us in the Universe is prana, which vibrates at different frequencies.

The frequency of the food that we eat or the atmosphere in which we breathe at any given point of time mixes with the frequency of our Prana Maya Kosha (etheric body). These 2 frequencies average out making our own pranic layer subtler or grosser. Have we not felt heavy on entering certain environments or elated and fresher after eating certain kinds of foods? This is the immediate reaction on the physical which this averaging of frequencies has. Clairvoyants at Dhyan Ashram are able to perceive these interactions in the form of change in colours in the Prana Maya Kosha - grosser interactions surfacing as shades of brown and dirty yellows, while subtler interactions making the colours lighter, subtler and more vibrant.

The Prana Maya Kosha is forever communicating with our physical bodies through certain centres in the etheric layer called Chakras. Each and every cell of our physical body has got a chakra associated with it. A chakra is like an exhaust fan, pulling in fresh prana and throwing out used prana moving clockwise and anticlockwise alternately. Just as a set of cells make an organ and a set of organs make a body so does a set of micro chakras controlling a set of cells make a minor chakra which controls an organ in the body and a set of minor chakras make a major chakra.

Last week we had done an experiment to feel the Prana Maya Kosha. The tool that was being used was the Palm Chakra. It is this chakra that is reflected as a Lotus flower in the hands of pictures of evolved beings which bless and the beam of light that is shown coming out of the palms is the prana that is flowing out of this chakra. The colours that are shown are not imaginary because this is exactly what a clairvoyant sees in the etheric world.

There are seven major chakras that control our etheric body. These seven major chakras control our entire physical, emotional, mental and financial conditions through their hyper or underactivity. To lead a balanced life it is extremely important to have all these chakras in absolute balance.

We will be devoting the next few weeks on understanding some very simple but very powerful practices from Sanatan Kriya to balance these chakras. 

Yogi Ashwini is the Guiding Light of Dhyan Foundation and an authority on the Vedic sciences. His book, 'Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension' is an acclaimed thesis on anti-ageing.Log onto to or mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more.