In the west, Prana, or what the Chinese call Chi and the Japanese call Ki, is often looked at as an impossible force. The truth is, for those of us who grew up being taught about this force, feel it, understand it, study it in ourselves, and call it by name, it is strange to understand why the concept could be so foreign.
As my teacher Dr.Svoboda puts it,
"Prana is the life force, it is the most important relationship we have. If Prana is not circulating, obstruction happens and when things can't flow they promote ill-health.
Air element carries Prana and in its more refined form is called Prana. Life is all about movement, Prana is that movement that causes things to cohere well"
How could we ensure the flow of Prana?! Read on to find out!
The Ayurvedic classical texts describe the fascinating versatility of nasya karma. The most well known form of nasya karma is lubricating nasya drops. Less familiar forms include: