Energy Anatomy

The foundation of all life, of the whole universe, is the subtle life force energy the yogis call ‘prana.’ This mystical energy flows through our bodies and generates our every action – from gross physical movements to minute biochemical processes.Hatha and Tantra yogas have developed a rich description of the anatomy of the subtle or energy body, including the different types of energies, the nadi energy channels and chakra energy centers. These yogas have also developed various methods to increase, cultivate and direct this spiritual energy.

  • Koshas

    Yoga and the 5 Koshas: An Inward Journey of Awareness

  • 5 elements of yoga

    Pancha Bhutas: Yoga’s 5 Elements of Nature

  • prana

    Understanding the Flow of Prana (Life-Force Energy)

  • Five Vayus

    The Five Vayus

  • The Power of Shakti

  • The Mysterious Kundalini

  • The Seven Chakras

  • Using Mula Bandha, the Root Lock

  • Mudras

  • Jalandhara Bandha, the Throat Lock

  • Uddiyana Bandha, the Abdominal Lock

Yoga Basics