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...doing Kriya -- cold air (vayu) moves within and outside the spine.
- Lahiri Mahasaya from Gita Commentary 10:25, Yoga Niketan
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Or here is another translation of the same verse:
 
Eternal kootasth (vibration) - doing kriya the cool air goes in and out of the meru.
[Comment: Meru is defined at the end of the commentary on this verse as “spinal cord”]
- Spiritual Gita (of Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya and Sri Sanyal Mahasaya) translated by Smt. Chandrakanta Agarwala
 
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Lahiri Mahasaya:
 
Making vayu like a rope from the throat to the eyebrows - “kua” [well] - meaning throat, heart, navel, lingamula, Muladhar - all the lotuses that are there in these five elements - draw vayu through the roadway of this tube, bring it into the middle of the eyebrows - meaning: into the Ajna chakra and merge there.
- KRISHNA-YAJURVEDIYA- DHYANABINDU UPANISHAD, The Scriptural Commentaries of Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya, Volume 1. Yoga Niketan.
 
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Swami Sri Yukteshvar:
 
Under the brain and above the spinal column, there is a nadi (medulla) located between the eyebrows formed like the shape of the back of a tortoise. When one has total absorption - samyama - in that tortoise-nadi, then immediately restlessness is eradicated and a tranquil Light prevails. About this subject, here is what is written in the Patanjal philosophical treatises: as in -
 
kurmanadyam sthairyam - Bibhutipada - no. 32
 
It is signified by being two-petaled (pons varoli). This the Ajna Chakra. Through this, the mind enters the sushumna. This is the door of the sushumna. As in -
dhyanatma sadhakendra bhavatiparpure ityadi - Shatachakra - no. 35
 
Like a string, that tortoise-nadi extends through the center of the spinal column to the area of the anus. That is called “sushumna” (spinal cord).
- Swami Sri Yukteshvarji’s Gita 1:18, Yoga Niketan

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