(Uccāra): The ascension of the spiritual energy associated with the upward movement of breath. It is the practice of raising prana (the energy of the breath) through sushumna nadi, modulated by the use of a mantra (the mantra OM or another). It involves the sublimation of energy as well as the meditative sublimation the goes from the verbal uttering of mantras to the subtlest vibration, spanda.