Vaasi Yoga

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Vaasi yoga (vasi yoga) is a form of yoga that concentrates on the breath naadi (nadi), the cycle of the distribution of oxygen throughout the body, that occurs as part of the breathing process. Indian philosophy describes prana (life force) as flowing in channels called naadis. Vaasi yoga attempts to heal the body and sprirt by cleansing the breath naadi, and thus prepare for balance, true consciousness of self and then enlightenment. As such it is one of the kaaya kalpa, the class of ancient yogic rejuvenation therapies.[1] As a yogic practice it is an art of living taught by siddhars for over 3000 years ago, as initiated by Lord Shiva. Like other advanced types of yoga which should be practiced only under the guidance of Guru. Vaasi yoga is practiced by very few.

Vaasi yogam is the attainment of consciousness about the silent sound in our breath. To attain this consciousness, the body should be devoid of any waste. To remove all the waste from one’s body, one should be taught with asanas by a guru who should be in a position to analyze the naadi functionality of one’s body. A guru who has the capacity to analyze the naadi functionality is called Siva Sithan.[2]

Misconceptions about Vaasi yoga[edit]

There has been lot of reference of this yoga to kriya yoga or kundalini pranayama (Yogic Breathing to increase the pranic energy). But all of the above practices are being followed or taught, without empowering the body to practice it. In other words, when the physique is not devoid of waste and when one with such a physique, practices any kind of yoga or breathing techniques, it will only aggravate the body conditions due to the heat or agni produced. All other kinds of yoga do not tend to remove the waste from the body, instead only rise the body temperature and increase the appetite. But in Vaasi yoga, food intake gets controlled automatically and one can control the appetite for food casually.

Naadi and Vaasi Yoga[edit]

Our body cells need oxygen derived from air. There are some definite paths for oxygen to reach the cells and to go out of cells. These paths have some energy centres. These centres control the organs and their functions. This pattern, this throb, which is called ‘Naadi’ in Tamil, differs from person to person. The pulse beat should be not taken for ‘Naadi’. For a healthy living the Naadi has to function properly and be fully active. The imbalance in the Naadi functionality is the root cause of all ailments and diseases. By practicing Vaasi Yoga Naadi functionality gets strengthened and healthy living is achieved. Vaasi Yoga is a technique to breath. The yogis who are expert in vaasi yoga avoids breathing through normal nostrils. But they exhale the air upward towards kapala (Brain). This strengthens the brain and give brightness to face and whole body too. Siddhar Shiva vaakiyar (Tamil Nadu) has narrated the secret of Vaasi yoga and its benefit.

Stages in Vaasi Yoga[edit]

Vaasi Yoga has unique nature of attaining the consciousness of the Self, by the following stages.

  1. Analysis of Nadi functionality – Guru must have the capacity to identify the imbalance between the 3 Nadis’ Idakalai, Pingalai and Sulumunai. The reason being, each individual is unique in nature and the functioning of the body will vary due to the imbalance in these 3 Nadis. The body temperature might be different for every individual based on Vatham, Pitham and Kabam. Hence, that has to be brought under control to a stable level before practicing any kind of yoga .
  2. Asanas to empower body – Based on the above analysis, Guru must have the capacity to teach breathing techniques and asanas to bring the body and breath to a stable condition devoid of any waste. During this period 5 kinds of waste disposal happens. Motion, urine, sweat, mucous and gas. This will happen for minimum of 3 months. Only at the end of 3 months with devoid of all the waste from the body, the breath will be in control. Only when breath is under control, Vaasi can act upon us.
  3. Realizing self - Only through Vaasi Yoga, one can attain the consciousness of the true Self. Another benefit of Vaasi yoga is being younger in appearance. Because Vaasi yoga will burn out all the waste in our body and will only look leaner and younger without any excess muscles in our body . This is the reason why Siddhars lived for years together.

Scientific Reason[edit]

Vaasi Yoga practice simulates two special hormones 1. Seratonin 2. Melatonin. These two hormones ultimately stabilizes all the working systems in our body. They also help in experiencing the spiritual feeling in our body.

Reference in Siddhar Songs[edit]

"முத்தியடா மந்திரத்தை நினைக்கும்போது

    மோசமடா மனந்தானும் இரண்டாய்ப் போகும்

சக்தியடா மனந்தானே யோக மாகத்

    தனித்திருந்து நித்திரையைத் தள்ளி மைந்தா!

புத்தியடா பிரமத்திற் புகுந்து கொண்டாற்

    பூலோக மெல்லந்தான் பணியு முன்னே;

எத்தியே திரியாமற் பிடரி மார்க்கம்

    ஏறுகின்ற வாசியுந்தான் கற்பந் தானே"

- Emphases that, Vaasi Yoga is the only means to attain true consciousness.

“விளையாடிக் கருநெல்லி பறித்தே உண்ணு

    வேகாத தலையாகும் விரும்பிப்பாரு

மலையாமல் வொண்சாரை பிடித்தே யுண்ணு

    மைந்தனே சாகாக்கா லதுவே யாகும்

அலையாமல் சோதியதன் பாலை யுண்ணே

    அக்கினியாம் கம்பமடா சுழுமுனை யாச்சுக்

கலைநாலு போகிறதை யெட்டிற் சேரு

    கபடமற்ற தேகமடா கண்டு பாரே”

- This verse talks about how one can control unfair sexual intentions by practicing Vaasi Yoga through rising Kundalini Energy.

“நேரப்பா நெடுந்தூரம் போகும்போது

    நிச்சயமாய்க் கம்பத்தின் நிலையைக் கண்டேன்;

வீரப்பா அக்கினி போல் படர்ந்து நிற்கும்

    வெளியொன்றுந் தெரியாம லிருக்குந்தானே”

“இருக்குமடா எங்குமொன்றாய் அக்கினிக் கம்பம்

    என்மகனே கம்பத்தின் நடுவே மைந்தா

உருக்கமுடன் பெண்ணரசி யொன்றி நிற்பாள்” - These verses talk about the importance of Sulumunai Nadi, which is described as Rod of Fire.

“சாற்றுகிறே னென்மகனே வாசி நாதா

    சத்தியமா யண்டத்திற் செல்லும் போது

போற்றுகிற அக்கினியு

    புலன்களைந்துஞ் சேர்ந்ததனாற் போத மாகும்

மாற்றிலையும் அதிகமடா வுன்றன் தேகம்

    மைந்தனே அபுரூப மாகுமப்பா

வாற்றியே நிழற் சாய்கை யற்றுப் போகும்

    வலுத்ததடா காயசித்தி யாச்சப் பாரே”

- This verse talks about how Vaasi Yoga will help in attaining unbelievable powers.

Guruve saranam Guruvadeye saranam.

                                    Kinnimangalam Maha Guru aeganathar ayya avargaluke samarpanam.

Vaasi unarnthavan thanai unarukeran. Vaasi yoga 3 vagai padum. athuve sanibagavan vaganamahavum, muruganin vaganamahavum, eruthiyaga sivanin kaluthilum ular. Vaasi Vaasi endru marupadeyum marupadeyum kooru vaasi yogathin oru mukeya mantheram velipadum.

                                   Guruve saranam Guruvadeye saranam.
                                    Kinnimangalam Maha Guru Mahan aeganathar ayya avargaluke samarpanam.

Reference in Karunamirtha Sagaram[edit]

“நூறிலேறு போதிலாறு கேணியாகும் விந்தடா

    நூறு நூறு சேருமாகின் மாரிபெய்யு மாறடா

வேறுமீச னேதுஞான வீதியேறு போதிலே

    வேதனாளு மாயனாளு மீசனாளும் வாசமாய்

கூறுநாவ தேதடாசொன் மூல நாடி யூதவே

    கோணமாமூ வாச லேறப் பாழின் மீதி லேறடா

சரடா கணேசர்பாத கேசராதி வீதியிற்

    சாருசேரு தாரக சதாசிவாய பிரம்மமே”

The essence of this verse is that, one who practices Vaasi Yoga can live for more than 100 years easily. Because, through Vaasi Yoga, the breathing will be slow. Only if the breathing becomes slow, one can live longer and healthier.


  1. ^ Pinkham, Mark Amaru (2011). The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom. p. 134. 
  2. ^

vaasi yogam

Sivavakkiyar Siddhar songs.

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