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It breaks the three Granthis or knots viz., Brahma Granthi, Vishnu Granthi and Rudra Granthi. It destroys phlegm which is the bolt or obstacle to the door at the mouth of Brahma Nadi (Sushumna). It enables one to know the Kundalini.

Miller explains that granthis are energetic knots that block the flow of prana in the body. You can think of them as places where you feel "tangled up.

The practice of bandhas addresses the granthis. Moola bandha(7) lifts energy and begins the process of bringing repressed experiences into conscious awareness. Uddiyana bandha is effective in reducing the feeling of emptiness, so often experienced by depressed people.

After learning the Srutis for sometime from a Guru, you will have to reflect and meditate alone, in entire seclusion, whereas in Kundalini Yoga you will have to break up the Granthis and take the Kundalini from Chakra to Chakra. These are all difficult processes.

Apart from bringing a number of wholesome physiological changes, Bhastrika Kumbhaka pierces the three knots or the Granthis. The Yoga-Kundalini Upanishad then proceeds to prescribe the practice of the three Bandhas, for the Yogic student.

The practices of mantra, āsana (seat/pose), sense-withdrawal (pratyāhāra), breath-regulation (prānāyāma), mental (mantric) fixation (dhāranā), meditation (dhyāna), mudrā, the subtle body (sukshma shār"ra) with its energy centers (chakras, ādhāras, ~, etc.) and channels ...

not a question of tomorrow but (in our case there is a big 'But') the karmas that we have performed in the previous births are sitting inside our mind like a knot, hard knot in the form of Brahma-granthi, Vishnu-granthi and Rudra-ganthi - Avidya, Kama, Karma as they call them. They are the ~ ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Body, Prana, Yoga, Meditation, Power?

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