By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Susumna, SuSumnA, Sushumnaa
Synonyms of Suṣumnā
Suṣumnā is the central nāḍī or canal passing through the center of the spinal cord. It is called by several other names such as:
The other two nāḍīs are the:
Awakening of Kuṇḍalinī
These two nāḍīs entwine it. When prāṇa is made to flow through this by proper exercises like kumbhaka, the mind becomes absolutely steady. This steadiness is called manonmanī condition. The Kuṇḍalinī when awakened rises through the suṣumnā and reaches the sahasraracakra after piercing through all the other cakras.
- Prāṇa means life-force.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore