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pingala (pēng·gäˑ·l),

n according to ancient Indian philosophy, the male or positive energy, one of the two components of prana (life force), the other being ida. Good health is indicative of balance between pingala and ida, while an imbalance between the two leads to disease. See also prana and ida.
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3, Moondh (33 KV Bahri), Salwan, Kabulpur Khera-1, Fafrana, Khirdrabad, Pingala.
Mevissen deals with the sun or Saura images: Surya in Bengal art, Pingala and Dandanayaka, female consorts, and the details of the chariot motif.
This is what the term "hathayoga" means--the union of the ida (tha, moon) and the pingala (ha, sun, KV 2:45) by force (hathayoga sadhana).
They are located at the intersection of the major nadis (energy channels): ida (the channel of lunar energy), pingala (the channel of solar energy) and sushumna (the central and major channel in the body, running parallel to the spine) (Iyengar 1989).
Starting with a meditation to 'open' (8) each chakra may be a good place to begin, allowing the energy of the chakras to flow through the shushumna channel and through the parallel ida (on the left side) and pingala (on the right side).
Benefits: Deeply calms your mind and soothes your nervous system; relieves tension through the whole spine, creating length and space between the vertebrae; can relieve headaches and help you to sleep; massages your stomach and cleanses digestion and elimination systems; reduces fat; tones your liver, spleen, pancreas; relieves low back pain and sciatica; balances the flow of prana in ida and pingala nadis; centers your awareness and makes meditation easy.
An 18-inch 6th century sandstone figure of Pingala, an attendant to the sun god, from the northern Punjab and also valued at about pounds 100,000, was also taken.
In the land of Gandhara, there will be Elapatra, in that of Mithila, Champaka by name, in Surashtra, Pingala by name, in Varanasi the treasure Shankha.
Tessitori is best known for his extensive work in the languages that he termed Old Western Rajasthani, nowadays termed Old Gujarati, Marwari, Braj, and Pingala, collective representatives of the New Indo-Aryan (NIA) languages.
Chinnamasta represents the central channel, the susumna, and her two attendants the two subsidiary channels, the ida and pingala.
Ida, pingala and susumna always convey prana and have as their deities respectively the moon, the sun, and fire.