As explained earlier, in the process of
when air is churned \96
part of doing
the supply of O2 and O3 get augumented. Increased quantity of
O2 reaches the body tissues via blood supply, while O3 reaches
part of this daily offering of asana to it. Asana is the
Anna is another name of asana. Incidentially, the Holy Bible
talks of manna. Manna was food provided by God for the
Israelites during their forty years in the desert (see Exodus,
xvi). It is food that gives spiritual refreshment and
nourishment. As such, manna\92s resemblance to
striking and significant.
Just as butter is obtained by churning of buttermilk, asana is
obtained by churning of
not resorted to through
the availability of O3 is awfully insufficient.
meaning portion of
The practice of
gets stabilized when the practioner is capable of sitting for
three hours at a time. Body gets attuned and mind begins to
adapt to the new activity. When the duration of
crosses five hours in one sitting the state of
Here the roles of
Then comes self actualization called
This state is mediated by the process called
When the need for asana by the
being met on daily basis, the latter gets fortified and
immediately becomes active and then begins to function in a
surveys the structure and functioning of the organism and
notes what is amiss there. The one thing that becomes evident
is the wayward behaviour of
much of which is inimical to the
welfare of the self. What then praanan does is to summon it
and reprimand it to behave.
is, after all, a slave of the sense-organs. This is revered.
This process, of
beginning to dote
what is called praana-mano-milanam.
Now, before going further in the analysis of
is necessary that the
analysed more in detail.
The human organism is a biological aggregate of about 75
trillion cells organized into different functional structures,
some of which are called organs. Each functional structure
provides its share in the maintenance of homeostatic
conditions in the extra cellular fluid, which is called the
internal environment. As long as normal conditions are
maintained (in the internal environment), the cells will
Thus, each cell benefits from homeostatics, and in turn each
cell contributes its share towards the maintenance of
homeostatics. This reciprocal interplay provides continuous
automaticity of the organism until one or more functional
systems lose their ability to contribute their share of
function. When this occurs, all the cells suffer. This way,
extreme dysfunction leads to death, while moderate dysfunction
leads to sickness. Death is the cessation of life.