Right channel or Pingala Nadi
The energy that we use in our actions (physical and mental), comes from our right energetic channel or right side. At physical level it corresponds to the Right Sympathetic Nervous System. In Sanskrit it is called as Pingala Nadi or Rajo Guna. In Chinese tradition it is the Yang, that means the male principle; it is a solar, warm channel. Similarly to the left channel, the qualities of the right side manifests both in women and men, but with different characteristics.
The Pingala Nadi starts from the right Swadhisthan chakra and ends up in the left side and front Agnya chakra. Actually, it is the Swadhisthan chakra to take care of your creativity and in its right side it manifests itself as Pure Attention.
An unbalanced right side can lead us towards a life completely dedicated to action, taking care of our ambitions more than anything else. At the limit, it can make us very hard, severe and demanding towards ourselves and towards other people; it can make us dry, insensitive and neglectful towards our affections. Even people with creative and artistic talent, if they aim too much to their ambitions and over-use their right side energy, can become dry and hard.
But even without reaching the extremes, if we are entirely devoted to action, to planning, future thinking, then we tend to stress more easily and to feel exhausted, hectic, irritable or hot-tempered. We cannot enjoy the present, because we always think what to do next.
Typical diseases of an unbalance right side are heart attack, paralysis, diabetes.
A balanced right channel makes us express harmony in whatever we do.
We can be serene and balanced in every thing we do and do not stress. Our attention is always in the present and do not jump from one thing to another, but it is completely focused in the present moment. In this state, when we are focused and with silent mind, we can be inspired and can effortlessly find proper solutions to every problem we meet. In meditation, with the help of our Kundalini, we can train ourselves in finding this mental silence and serenity.
Furthermore, while a balanced Ida Nadi can bestow us joy of life, in a complementary way a balanced Pingala Nadi allows us to pass our joy on other people. This thing will happen spontaneously, without the need of telling them “you must be in peace and joy”; you will be able to create an atmosphere of joy and peace around you that will “encompass” everybody. Our behaviors will be lead by our benevolence, that we can properly define as “love in action”, a silent and active love.
The main quality of the Pingala Nadi is Pure Dedication.
It is a detached dedication (in Sanskrit “ananya bhakti”), that means that it is not aimed to obtainment of anything. The “detached action” is a common subject in the Yoga treatises, like for example in the famous Bhagavad Gita.
If we are not attached to the fruit of action (the gain coming from any action), but we always act in order to satisfy a superior universal well-being, then we have reached a state called as Sthita Pragnya, the state of absolute witnessing. Practically we become the actors and the spectators of our own life-play.
We can start to approach this state of detachment in a very simple way, by practicing forgiveness.
When we forgive other people and even ourselves, we release ourselves from the tensions that come from expectation, ambition, disappointment or anything that can disturb our serenity.
The continuous swing between illusion and disappointing makes us slave of our mind and leads us out of Reality. With forgiveness, we learn to accept what we cannot understand and to enjoy the goodness of others rather than being sorrowed by their supposed faults.
Forgiveness is the key to liberation from our thoughts-slavery.