Siddhars knew a few secrets about Nitrogen, which modern science has just begun to explore. Three scientists, Robert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro, and Ferid Murad, received the Nobel Prize in 1998 for a discovery about Nitrogen. They discovered the importance of nitric oxide as an essential signaling agent in the cardiovascular system. Centuries ago, Siddhars cognized the vital connection between the body’s chakra system and the assimilation of bioavailable Nitrogen (Nitric Oxide) from the air we breathe.
Chakras supply the body with a unique type of energy, the Prana Vayu. This energy differs from that coming from the air we breathe. Oxygen from the air provides vital energy called ATP to every cell in the body. Prana Vayu circulates throughout the body as oxygen does. Siddhars say that the lungs receive one and a half kilos of Prana Vayu from the blood to draw 525 grams of bioavailable oxygen from the air. The lungs also draw an equal amount of Prana Vayu from the other organs in the body.
Nitric oxide and the Neer Vayu of Siddhars
In addition to oxygen, the lungs create 142 grams of bioavailable Nitrogen which Siddhars call Neer Vayu. Siddhars realized the inhaled nitrogen to be equally crucial. Nitrogen, as nitric oxide, causes the blood to flow smoothly through the blood vessels. Nitric oxide has several other smoothening effects on the body according to Siddhars. Nitrogen is neer-vayu//நீர்வாயு and kulirnda-neer/குளிர்ந்தநீர் (the cooling air) to the Siddhars.
The body distributes the bioavailable Nitrogen to all the major organs of the body. For example, the heart needs ten grams of it, the ears need 6 grams, and the eyes need two grams.
Diseases of Nitrogen per Siddhars
Siddhars have documented the disease conditions from a deviation from these levels of Nitrogen in the organs. For example, a 25% reduction creates diseases related to shrinkage in the eyes and a 25% excess creates diseases related to bulging in the eyes. Similarly, a 10% reduction of Nitrogen levels leads to a smaller sized heart and a 20% reduction leads to excess deposits in the vascular tubes. A 20% excess leads to leakages through heart valves and walls.
Is the Neer-Vayu of Siddhars Nitrogen or Nitric oxide? Experts in Siddhar literature translate Neer Vayu to Nitrogen. However, Nitrogen expresses its bioactivity as Nitric oxide. Based on Siddhar’s knowledge about the role of the lungs we can conclude Neer-Vayu to be Nitric oxide, at least, within the body.
The lungs also create 120 grams of Carbon Dioxide which Siddhars call Karimila Vayu. Scientists know the effects of excess and deficit carbon dioxide in the blood.
Chakras and Prana Vayu
The chakras maintain the life force in our body. Each of the seven chakras pulsates throughout the day. The total number of these pulsations is 21600. These pulsations correlate to 21600 breaths in 24 hours. To a Siddhar, the pulse is the causative factor behind the breath. The life force in 24 hours is 21600 prana units. An ordinary person utilizes one third or 7200 units of it for his/her daily activities. The remaining 14400 units radiate as an unseen biofield or aura. We carry an aura like the Earth carries its magnetic field.
A Siddhar practitioner learns to conserve a part of the first one third portion of the prana energy to channelize the latter two third portion into psychic powers.