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The Chakras and 21600 breaths

Is there a connection between the breath and Chakras? Firstly, a human being takes 21600 breaths (Prana) a day, per Yoga literature. However, Scientists count the number of breaths to be between 20,000 to 24,000. Secondly, scientists now affirm what Yogis have said all along. Only one of the nostrils dominates at any time of the day and after a gap of 2 hours the other nostril takes over. This means that 10,800 breaths flow easier through each dominant nostril in a day. 10800 is a revered number in eastern traditions. So, is there a truth also to the fact that these 10800 breaths are connected to the Chakras? Chakras are energy centers in the subtle body. Their locations roughly correspond to the endocrine system in the human body. Most people who practice Yoga are aware of seven major chakras. In what way do the daily 21,600 breaths map to these chakras? For example. 50% of the breath daily breath

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