The Five Manifestations of the Universal Prana By Govind Kumar
Prana is the breath of life and moves in the upper parts of the body. It brings the Universal Life Force into the physical system and distributes itself.
The second, Apana, is the breath of Death. for it gives the Vital Force out of the body.
The third, Samana, regulates both these forces. Equalises and maintains equilibrium
The fourth, Vyana, distributes vital energies throughout the body.
The Fifth, Udana, moves upwards from the body to the crown and is a regular channel between the worlds of Matter and Spirit !
The Fivefold Energy emanates from Thee, Pancha Prana Prabhavanti Tasmat, averred the Rishies. This concept of the Universal Life Force, or Vital Force or Prana is still unknown to Western Science. Physical Science doubts the existence of this Vital Energy, because Science is concerned only about the external operations of Nature and is aware only of the physical and the outward !
All these five pranic energies are but manifestations of the Supreme Universal Life Energy, the true Prana. In the Rig Veda, Prana is symbolised by the Horse, as it is the central or the vital force which bears the operations of the mind and the body and is yoked by them. Like a horse to a chariot driven by the subtle organ of Creative Intellligence, the Mind !
The Brahman Consciousness has been defined as the Super Life, the Life of all lives. As the Mind of our Mind, the principle by which Mind is thought. Speech of our speech, as It is that inspires speech. Sense of our sense as it is That, which knoweth all. "All that is seen and heard, all that is visualised, all It sees, it is all That sees", averrs the Upanishad !