Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing is an alternative "healing hands" technique; similar to Reiki in that bodily healing is affected through working with the essential life-force of the human body. Unlike Reiki, the solitary practitioner can learn to be an effective Pranic Healer, as no "attunments" are necessary.

The Sanskrit word Prana literally means "life-force", which is the invisible bio-energy or vital energy that keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. In Japan this same subtle energy is called Ki; in China, Chi, in Greece, Pneuma and in Polynesia it is known as Mana. The Hebrews call it Ruah - which means "Breath of Life."

In Pranic Healing, it is believed that all illnesses manifest first in the aura and can (and should) be healed before they ever get to the body. It is also believed that the aura needs to be "smoothed down" (sweeping) and sealed after a healing session. (Otherwise the healing will be negated after a few minutes or hours.) Pranic Healing was reportedly practised in ancient China, Egypt and India.


Pranic Healers cure wide varieties of physical and emotional ills by removing the diseased energies from the patient's aura (the invisible energy "body" surrounding all living things); and then transferring fresh Prana to those areas in the aura. Like Reiki, the healer uses both hands to accomplish the transfer of energy; but unlike Reiki, one hand (usually the left) is held palm upwards to "gather the Prana" and the other hand (usually the right) is held inches above the diseased area to deliver the Prana into the aura. Unlike Reiki, it is believed a Pranic Healer can actually take on the illness of the patient if due caution is not exercised.

The Healer's state of mind is very important. Ideally they should be full of compassion and perform the session with loving kindness; but also with a degree of detachment to minimise the chances of the Healer taking on the illness and to make cutting the etheric link more efficient. But first, you must establish an etheric link to your patient.

When working on yourself or others, do not wear silk, leather or rubber; as these are believed to impede the flow of prana. Ideally the healer would be barefooted. If you are doing healings on several patients, or someone who is very ill, have a basin of salted water handy. (This is to "flick" the diseased prana into. It will keep the "bad prana" from clinging to the healer and possibly causing a mirror illness.) The patient should NOT wash the treated area for 12 to 24 hours; 36 hours if it was a very serious or stubborn case. The Healer should wash thoroughly after performing the treatment


The basic techniques used in Pranic Healing are:

a) sensitising

b) scanning

c) cleansing (sweeping)

d) increasing receptivity

e) energising

f) stabilising

g) releasing or cutting the etheric link.

Basic Pranic Healing starts by sensitising the hands so that the patient's aura can be felt.

Start by doing deep abdominal breathing (the breathing meditation), slowly and naturally. (Do not over inflate your lungs.) Allow yourself to feel and hear the air coming into you. Hold it for 2 seconds then exhale. Pause 2 seconds then breathe in again. This is an excellent meditation to control Kundalini release as well as for healing sessions and relaxation. (The meditation advances into taking note of external factors while you breathe deeply.) Next you press your nail into the palm of your hand, so that you feel discomfort. Repeat for the other hand. You will be focusing on this sensation while you perform the Pranic Healing Session.
The next step is called scanning. Scanning is done by placing the palms towards the patient, about 5" from the body, and running them over the aura. This is to determine where problem areas lie.

I have noticed several different sensations with my patients. On some, a depressed area can be felt over the affected part (depletion) or possibly a rounded raised area (congested Prana); on some people I have felt what feels like a blast of cold air through a tube. Rather obviously this "cold blast" is a leakage and needs to be balanced.

After you determine where the problem areas lie, you do sweeping over the full aura, you are ready to begin practising Pranic Healing on the patient (or yourself.) What you are doing is running your palms down over the patient's auric body and "flicking" or "throwing away the diseased bioplasmic matter" that clings to your hands; ideally into a basin of salt water. Do not sweep upwards except in cases where you need to awaken your patient, and then only one or two passes upwards.

Sensitise your palms and place one of your palms (usually left) in such a way that you can draw prana into it. Be sure to lift both of your arms a bit away from the body. Breathe deeply and naturally.

The dominant hand is placed with the palm facing the affected area of the patients aura. Focus your mind on letting the prana that enters your left hand flow out through your right hand and into the patients aura. (Advanced techniques focus on sending coloured prana into the area.)
Do NOT focus prana for more than a few seconds on EYES or HEART areas of the patient's auric body.

Because I do advanced Pranic Healing and have had the full Kundalini experience, I focus on bringing in coloured prana and I tend to circle my hands when giving the healings. As long as you respect the technique and don't send prana directly into the eyes or heart chakra for very long, you can't hurt the patient; so feel free to experiment with stances and movements.

After you have sent the prana into an area (usually 20 to 30 minutes, which you will note is substantially longer than for Reiki treatments), be sure to do a sweep over the aura again. This accomplishes several goals. First off it informs you if there is an imbalance in the aura or if the area is still in need of treatment. It also serves to seal up the aura. Inform the patient to not wash the area as outlined above; the healer then needs to "cut the etheric link" between themselves and the patient, and then the Healer should wash thoroughly to avoid contamination.

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