“In healing, the energy has to be loving and soft so it can heal.” — Master Choa Kok Sui.
Master Choa Kok Sui founded Modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. As a true embodiment of his teachings, Master Choa Kok Sui was the author of many books, with “Pranic Healing” being his most famous.
One of his most famous quotes about pranic healing is, “Life Energy or prana is all around us. It is pervasive; we are actually in an ocean of Life Energy. Based on this principle, a healer can draw in Pranic Energy or Life Energy from the surroundings.”
How can someone draw in pranic energy and use it for healing themselves or others? Let’s find out.
What is Pranic Healing?
Prana (also known as chi) is the Sanskrit word for “life force.” Prana is within us and all around us. As we focus on gathering and pulling the energy up from our perineum, that energy is drawn up the spine to our brain.
Prana healing is an energetic medicine that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize, and transform the body’s energy processes. In this healing process, the life force energy that is gathered from the sun, air, and ground can be used to heal physical and emotional imbalances.
There is no physical contact between the practitioner and the patient because the practitioner is working on the bioplasmic (energy body) and not the physical body.
The energy body absorbs life energy and distributes it throughout the body to the organs, glands, muscles, and physical body. What makes Pranic Healing work is that the physical ailments first appear as an energy block or energy disruption before it manifests problem(s) in the physical body.
There are many pranic healing stories from all around the world. Some cases have been said to have been healed from cancer, ulcers, the flu, asthma, and mental illnesses, to name a few.
“In Ancient times, Pranic Healing could only be practiced by an elite few. My job was to develop a very effective healing system, which ordinary people could learn in just a short period. Anybody can practice Pranic Healing now. The knowledge of being able to deal with simple ailments is quite empowering.”
-Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui
Channeling Your Prana Energy
As you practice the following pranayama breathing technique, imagine with each inhale you are drawing the energy up from the perineum, up the lower back/abdomen, up the upper abdomen, and slowly all the way up the torso to the top of the head. Imagine you are sucking the energy through a straw — keep the muscles squeezed on the inhale. Hold for a few seconds and then gently exhale, repeat this several times.
Nadhi sadhana, also known as alternate nostril breathing, helps balance the breath that is used to help calm the nervous system.
How to do it: To begin, empty all the air from your lungs. Place the thumb of your right hand on the right nostril, and inhale through your left nostril. Once you are full of breath, close your left nostril with the ring finger of the same hand. Keep both nostrils closed and hold your breath for a moment. Then, slowly release your thumb and exhale through your open nostril. Repeat the sequence this time by breathing in with the left nostril. Be sure to exhale all the breath out of the right side and pause before inhaling again through the same side. A complete cycle of breath includes an inhalation and exhalation through both nostrils.
If you’re new to this practice, start with a four-count inhale, hold your breath for four to six counts, then exhale for four counts.
What is the Difference Between Pranic Healing and Reiki?
To start, Reiki is a form of healing originating from Japan. Though it is used on occasion to help cancer patients — its primary purpose is to help with depression, high blood pressure, improving sleep, and speeding up healing.
Reiki and Pranic Healing are often mistaken for one another because they both use energy to ease or heal a patient. There are slight differences between Pranic Healing and Reiki.
The difference is with reiki; the practitioner is channeling energy into the patient, usually through touch, to energize and activate the natural healing abilities of the patient’s body.
Another difference between the two is that pranic healing focuses on the major chakras in the body and uses the prana energy. In contrast, Reiki utilizes Divine Energy or Spiritual Energy to heal.
All in all, they both hold the same goal but with different ways of achieving the results.
How to learn to channel your chi or prana energy for healing?
You can find many classes locally near you, around the world, and online. You don’t need to find a Guru deep in Tibet to learn how to practice this, although that would be a rad story.
Another simple and cost-effective option would be to search for Tai Chi or Qi Gong classes to understand what energy is and how to move and settle it. These classes will teach you the fundamentals and have been shown to have many benefits to the mental and physical body.
Another option would be to learn about prana energy in yoga classes. Prana is widely known in the yoga community. Look for yoga classes such as “Gentle Meditative Yoga” or “Yoga Nidra.”
Prana is meant to be felt, not seen — although it is possible to see energetic forces around living objects but let’s save that for another blog.
If you are interested in seeking a Pranic Healing Practitioner, you will be able to find results by searching “Pranic Healing (city name).”
Whether you are practicing at home or in a class, prana energy is meant to be felt. Bring your awareness to it and feel it flow through your body. It is a wonderful feeling.
With Love and Light!