Varuna Nadi | Location, Trajectory, and Function

Published: Aug 5, 2023 | Revised: Jan 21, 2024
Written by: Marce Ferreira

Varuna Nadi | Location and Trajectory in Yoga

Varuna Nadi is one of the 14 major Nadis in Yoga, and also known as Varana Nadi or Varuni Nadi.

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The Sanskrit word Varuna means “to surround,” and traditionally referred to a Vedic solar Deity who ruled over the celestial ocean surrounding the earth. In a more contemporary sense the word is simply equated with “water” or “watery.”

Varuna Nadi is a bit of an extraordinary Nadi channel, because it’s thought to “proceed everywhere,” reaching the entire body.

In that particular sense, it resembles quite a bit the Sen Kalathari Energy Line known from Thai Massage. Likewise, Sen Kalathari penetrates the entire body, from the feet and toes to the arms and fingers, the abdomen, chest, back, neck and head, both on the front and backside of the body.

Trajectory and Locations of Varuna Nadi

Varuni Nadi - Trajectory

Mind that the Varuna Nadi chart displayed above is entirely tentative, based on the trajectory of Sen Kalathari in the body.

In any case, hereunder you find an overview of the several trajectories and locations described in Yoga classical scriptures, such as:

  • Above and below Kundalini is situated Varuni, which proceeds everywhere (Shandilya Upanishad);
  • Varuni helps discharge urine (Yoga Shikha Upanishad);
  • Varuna is between Yasasvini and Kuhu, spreads everywhere and is above and below the Kundalini (Yoga Yajnavalkya);
  • Varana stretches below and above and reaches the entire body (Vasistha Samhita);
  • Varana lies between Yasasvini and Kuhu (Vasistha Samhita);
  • Varana and Yasasvini cover all the body (Hatha Tattva Kaumudi);
  • Hail to the right shoulder, Varuna, the Sakti gladdening all (Bhavana Upanishad).

Function of Varuna Nadi

Varuna Nadi is said to give energy to the entire body through the nervous system, while also nourishing the circulatory and respiratory system, as well as the skin.

Additionally it’s said to be responsible for the evacuation of urine and feces and helps purify toxins in the lower part of the body.


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