Kundalini System with Details of Chakra by Indian Yogi – Kundalini master
THE BROW WHORL Agnachakra
The Yoga-path generally accepts existence of 72,000 Nadis (nerves) in the human body. Of these 72 are well defined. Of these also ten Nadis are the main and are associated with various well defined functions. Yet, we all are more aware of the three prominent Nadis the Ida, Pingala and Sushumna.
Similarly, there are various Chakras or wheels of nerves in our body. These are also called whorls, as the Chakras are perceived to be round in shape and projecting like the leafy crown or whorl. Though these are also numerous, yet Seven principal Chakras are well accepted. These are the Mooladhar or Root Chakra, Swadhisthan Chakra or Go-nads, Manipur (Manipoorak) or Navel Chakra, Anahata or Heart Chakra, Vishuddhi (Vishuddha) or Throat Chakra, Agna (Ajna/ Aagyan) or Brow Chakra, and Sahasrar or the Crown Chakra.
Importance of Shaktipat – Kundalini Awakening
Gurus that assist in Shaktipat, or those that practice extreme breath control as a means to attaining the divine, and those merged in Bhakti-Yoga, even their disciples mostly do not progress beyond Agna Chakra. Many reach up to the Manipur or Navel Chakra only, and progress no further. This is my observation during the thirty long years of Yoga Sadhana that most of the Sadhaks travel no beyond the Manipur Chakra and rarely anyone beyond the Agna Chakra. Their Sadhana stops at these two junctions, as if these were the destinations or termi¬nus. They wish to nudge ahead and proceed further, but are unable to break through. Their state is one of Trishanku, the great saint who, it is said, is hanging between the Earth and the Heavens as he does not want to stay on the Earth, and the Heavens would not accept him. So are they that do not wish to return to the worldly fold and are not progressing any further on the spiritual path, due to lack of knowledge and guidance.