The kuṇḍalini has two channels on the left and right sides of the spine called the Iḍā and the Piṇgalā. The prāṇa enters these channels through the breath and an analysis of the breath gives an indication of the strength of the prāṇa. The breath/prāṇa is an indicator of the vāyu tattva, which is linked to the transit of the Moon in the nakṣatras.

The breath should be examined every morning (on awakening) to know the results of the day as well as at the time of examining charts/praśna.

Table I

Day/Horā Good Bad
Right Left
Moon Left Right
Mars Right Left
Mercury Left Right
Jupiter Left Right
Venus Left Right
Saturn Right left

If the breath is favourable, it promises good food, health and monetary benefits. If the breath is unfavourable, adverse results will follow.

Table II Adverse Results

Nature of Evil
8 Consecutive Days
Sun Body pain/Health Death/Calamity like death of guru or elder relative
Moon Quarrel Calamity to children/junior relatives
Mars Death (self/relative) Imprisoned by enemies
Mercury Distant journeys (difficult) Severe illness or death
Jupiter Calamity (country/people) Danger to guru
Venus Failure in undertaking Financial hardships/loss of land
Saturn Financial loss, loss of valour, crops, land and litigation Ruin of home and death of wife

Table III Svara Śāstra

Bhūta Length of Breath Planet Nostril
Pṛthvi 24” Mercury Left Right
Jala 18” Venus/Moon Left Right
Agni 12” Mars/Sun Right Left
Vāyu 9” Saturn Right Left
Ākāśa 4.5” Jupiter Left Right

Table IV

Breath Tattva Results
Pṛthvi Houses, Coronation, Success in all work
Jala Wells, Tanks, Marriages, Relationships flourish
Agni Enemy, Wound, Ulcer, Fire, Fall from Height
Vāyu Thieves, Travel, Change of Residence, Horse rides, Elephants
Ākāśa Mantra initiation, Temples, Dīkṣa, Possible bad health

Use Pañcāṅga for various results after determining the tattva of the breath, vāra for strength, tithi for relationships/children, yoga for spirituality, nakṣatras for prāṇa/mana and karaṇa for work.

If the querist is on the same side as the breath of the astrologer, the results are good and if on the other side, the results are bad. What is good/bad shall depend on the nature (tattva) of the breath.

Diagram I

The left breath is favourable when starting anything like a journey before entering a house. Suṣumnā is best during meditation and prayers.

In queries related to sickness, the right breath is good for the male and the left for the female patients. Inhaling at the start of query is good and exhaling is bad. If the querist is on the right side, it is good if the patient is male and on the left it is good if female. If all factors indicate good results, it indicates quick recovery. If only the breath is good, then the recovery will be gradual, if only inhaling occurs, then the treatment is effective. If only the querist is on the correct side, then the doctor is effective.

Sarbani Rath

Sarbani Rath

Sarbani Rath is a certified Jaimini Scholar having spent 5 long years to master the secret science in the Himalayas. She has been practicing mantras and ritual puja ever since she learnt it from the wise sannyasinis of Sri Sarada Math.She has received diksha at the feet of Revered Pravrajika.Shraddhaprana Mataji. She is a jyotish guru of Sri Jagannath Center (SJC) and the Managing Editor of Sagittarius Publications. She is presently teaching the Jaimini Scholar Programme.

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