painting by Graham Brown
The three subtle channels (nadis):
On the right side of the body is the Pingala Nadi (Sun Channel) which has a fiery energy that can be balanced with cool water.
One the left side is the Ida Nadi (Moon Channel) which has a cold wet energy that can be balanced by fire.
In the center is the Shushumna Nadi, which brings a person into balance, and through which the Kundalini energy ascends during the experience of Self-realisation.