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Term: Ida


Ida: The nadi to the left of the sushumna with qualities akin to the moon or lunar aspects of life. Associated with intuition, the feminine, and cooling.
source: Sacred Path of Reiki, by Katalin Koda


Hindu goddess of abundant food and of the earth, she would grant any blessings asked of her. Goddess of nurturing energy.


There were two Mountains known as Ida in ancient Greece, one in Crete and one in Phrygia (modern Turkey). Both are linked to mother goddesses.


Sanskrit. One of the three major nadis (psychic nerves). Ida runs up the left side of the spinal column (the Middle Pillar) carrying feminine, intuitive, cooling energy, exiting in the left nostril and triggering right brain hemisphere functions.

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