In the last article we had discussed how ageing starts at the level of cell. At the time of conception, you were just one cell. Gradually this cell divided itself, multiple times repeatedly, to create the body that you identify yourself with today. In the process of growing up and your day-to-day activities, the cells keep on dividing. Each cell can divide only a limited number of times (modern science calls it the Hayflick limit) and every new cell is weaker than the parent cell. Even as you are reading this article, the cells in your body are constantly splitting up into new ones, and some old ones are dying. This is constant weakening of cells manifests as ageing in the body.
We are constantly ageing. In fact, ayurveda describes the body as that which is constantly moving towards destruction, shiryate iti shareeram. Why? Because you come with a limited life force, called prana, in the body, which is what governs these cells. Clairvoyants at Dhyan Ashram observe this prana in the form millions of micro chakrasgoverning each cell and in turn being controlled by the major chakras. The weakening of cells in an ordinary person is clairvoyantly seen in the form constant change of colour of prana, from subtler to grosser. This does not hold for practitioners of yog and Sanatan Kriya, who are able to affect a reverse process in their bodies, that is, moving from grosser to subtler frequencies by interacting and exchanging prana with subtler energies under the guidance of Guru.
Sanatan Kriya details one simple way of doing this by cleansing your body internally, the Nadi Shodhanam. Nadi, refers to the etheric channels in our body where the prana flows, Shodhan means purifying. This is an extremely potent pranayam which cleanses these etheric channels and removes heaviness and congestion… not only making the body far more receptive to subtler frequencies but also ensuring that each and every cell in your body utilizes the limited prana optimally and efficiently and thereby reverse symptoms of ageing. To learn the correct way of practicing this pranayam visit a Dhyan Foundation centre in your city.
This is how rishis of yesteryears were able to maintain their youth and glow till the last breath. They would, when the time would come, leave their bodies at will with full awareness and choose the body they would want to go in.
The symptoms of old age can be delayed and youth enjoyed till 80 to 100 years even in the present times and level of evolution by incorporating the certain vedic techniques and rasayans into one’s routine, as detailed in the book ‘Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension’ which create an internal environment that slows down the rate of cell decay and prolongs your lifespan.
In the next article we will delve on how we ourselves expedite the ageing of our body.