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Nadi Suddhi means purification of the nerves (Nadis). Nerve is not the correct English
term for Nadi. There is no appropriate word for Nadi in English.
Complete fast, preferably without any liquid or solid food, practice of Asans and
Pranayam, and intense physical exercise¾all go a long way in the elimination of fat and other
unwanted matters and in the overhauling of the system to confer the benefit of Nadi Suddhi.
Asans and Pranayam can purify the nerves, if done with the correct technique.
When one attains Nadi Suddhi, the body becomes light. Stool becomes scanty. There is
agility in movement and activity in demeanour. No trace of slothfulness or indolence can be
detected. While walking, the body appears to be floating in the air. The tone of the voice
changes from hoarseness or gruffness to mellifluence. Hopping, jumping and dancing while at
work can be observed in one endowed with Nadi Suddhi. Something inexpressible forces the
person to do this and to achieve something grand in his lifetime.
From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda