Talk:Nadi (yoga)

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Sympathetic nervous system[edit]

Nothing on Ida and Pingala as being the two sympathetic trunks of the sympathetic nervous system?

Kandasthana[edit]

Hello. As I was putting up information on the nadis, I was wondering if the Kandastana (the kanda bulb) is associated with any physical organ or gland? In particular I suspect it to be associated with the Cisterna chyli, but this is just a guess. Are there any references on this or other links perhaps?

Disclaimer: Now I don't think this Wiki article should end up beeing too complicated and flooded with detailed information - links and sources can positively point to further studies. Was just curious about any anatomical links to the kanda. RhinoMind (talk) 18:11, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Modern new age illustrations don't belong in this article[edit]

The chakra rainbow color scheme only dates back from the 20th century. As this article describes ancient Indian philosophical / metaphysical concepts, modern graphical new age interpretations don't belong here.

Ancient manuscripts and Charles Webster Leadbeater's book "the Chakras" used different colors.

According to the mediawiki data, the first illustration [1] is about Sahaja Yoga, a modern form of yoga from 1970. No ancient indian practice

Supreme God: Body, Will, Wisdom, and Work - Jitendra Dhoy Khand - Page 364 dates the rainbow colour scheme to somewhere around 1940: https://books.google.nl/books?id=xzmODUiGm7YC&pg=PA364&dq=Spectrum+of+light+1940s+chakra&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Spectrum%20of%20light%201940s%20chakra&f=false (bottom of page)

Olav Hammer - Claiming Knowledge: Strategies of Epistemology from Theosophy to the New Age (2001) page 95:

The choice of words makes the historical ties even vaguer. The chakra system which, as we shall see, entered the West from specific texts that had a well-documented history from the seventeenth century and had roots in Tantric meditative praxis, is relegated to a distant and unspecified past through the use of the word “ancient”. The belief that the chakras are endowed with the colors of the rainbow is by association also described as ancient, a claim that etic historiography would consider dubious at best.

Olav Hammer - Claiming Knowledge: Strategies of Epistemology from Theosophy to the New Age (2001) page 188-189:

The association between the chakras and the colors of the spectrum appears to have originated with the American esotericist Christopher Hills. His system, loosely based on theosophy, was taught at a kind of esoteric educational commune based in Santa Cruz, California, called The University of the Trees. Hills’ metaphysical system is partly based on an interpretation of the symbolism of colors first presented in his book Nuclear Evolution: A Guide to Cosmic Enlightenment, published in 1968. A complete system of correspondences with the chakras was probably worked out some time during the seventies, and appeared in print in the sequel Nuclear Evolution: The Rainbow Body (1977). Basically, all subsequent New Age authors base their theories on Leadbeater’s concepts as revised by Hills. Source amnesia is once again in operation here, since Hills’ ideas are adopted without any reference to the fact that the rainbow model of the chakras is an innovation.

--77.250.109.31 (talk) 14:47, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Well, if the information is described (explained and reffed) as being New Age, I cannot see why it should not be up in this article. That being said, it is rather arrogant to delete other peoples contributions just because they are thought to be misplaced.
You have some good points and rudimentary explanations going. Why not use your claimed insight to philter out and place all the New Age in its own section? It would make the article much better. And it would make you a contributing editor, rather than a destructive one. RhinoMind (talk) 02:09, 28 February 2016 (UTC)