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The energy or inner fire that pass trhough the nadis pass through obstructed channels and when it encounters toxins or obstacles it removes them out of the body to recover health according to eastern medicine.
I was wondering if brahmacharya along with pranayama and meditaton on the self are sufficient to purify the nadis channels of the body? And sometimes it could happen that an advandced practionner of meditation or even someone who take much medicaments during life, after death, the body could remain incorrupt or not prone to decay for long time, is this related to purification of nadis by medicaments and the spiritual practices?

1. Following all the eight Anga-s (limbs) of Yoga is the best method for purification of the physical and astral mediums (of which the Nadi-s form a part). There is no better method.

2. Taking external medications is not connected with practices such as Pranayama and meditation, which work from within and are hence more thorough. The true Yogi neither needs, nor gets the mind for external medications.

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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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