What is pranic healing and how can it help you?
A beginner's guide
Quantum physics has scientifically proven that everything in the universe is made out of energy, and that all matter is energy. Pranic healing, as an ancient system of energy medicine, takes that approach forward. We got pranic healing practitioner, Sharmilee Agrawal Kapur, co-founder and director of Atmantan Wellness Resort, to give us an introduction to pranic healing and how we can use it in our day-to-day life.
“Pranic healing denotes 11 major chakras in the human body that are corresponding in positions to the vital organs and glands of the body,” says Sharmilee. “It believes that these chakras are whirling energy centers that connect your aura with your physical and emotional body.”
What’s an aura, you ask? “We all have an aura which is akin to an energy body that surrounds our physical body. We can’t see it, but it can be observed through Kirlian photography and by clairvoyants,” explains Sharmilee. “The golden glow we see around Buddha or Lord Shiva is the energy that surrounds their crown chakra (located at the top of the head),” she adds.
According to her, disease enters our body through the aura, and then enters the physical body. “So those days you’re feeling a little under the weather, that’s your aura informing your body that it’s distorted, perhaps because of a physical or a mental illness. And the very next day, you fall ill.”
So how do we keep disease at bay? “Stress is one of the biggest causes of disease that breaks down the body. And the way to keep your body healthy is by listening to it,” she says. “The body is in-built with the power of intuition, or sixth sense, which is one of the first indicators that your chakras are not balanced. The practice of yoga and meditation can help you tune in to your subconscious and knock off trouble before it arrives.” Sharmilee suggests cutting out negativity from your body through exercise, spending time with people who bring you up, and by sleeping well.
Yet another way of ensuring a healthy body is by balancing your chakras. “These 11 major chakras are believed to be entry points for prana (which is Sanskrit for life energy) in your body. This signifies that the chakra health determines our physical and emotional health and herein lies the atma (soul), mana (mind) and tann (body) connection.” So in simple terms, the chakras are the organs of your soul whose health and functioning in turn affects your mind and body.
How pranic healing uses the 11 chakras in our body:
Located right in the centre of the forehead, the Lalaata Chakra looks after the nervous system and the pineal gland.
The Shangu Thirivarmam chakra is located at the back of the navel. Its corresponding organs are the kidneys and the adrenal glands. It also controls blood pressure.
Located at the crown of the head, the Sahasrara Chakra controls and energises the brain, the pineal gland and the entire body.
Located at the navel, this chakra corresponds with the small and large intestines.
Located at the base of the spine, the Mooladhara chakra energises the entire physical body and is the centre of self-survival/preservation.
Located right in the centre of your chest, with an opening at the front and back. Its corresponding organs include the heart, thymus gland and the circulatory system (from the front) and the lungs, heart and the thymus gland (from the back).
The Manipura chakra is located at the front and back of the solar plexus, in the hollow area between the ribs. It rules the diaphragm, pancreas, liver, stomach, intestines, appendix and other internal organs.
Located at the pubic area, the Swadhisthana chakra looks after the sexual organs, bladder and legs. It is the lower centre for creativity.
The Prana chakra is located at the spleen. It is the entry point for prana (life energy) in the body, and serves as a source of vitality. It energises the other major chakras and the body.
The Vishuddhi chakra is located at the centre of the throat and controls the throat, the thyroid glands and the lymphatic system.
The Ajna chakra is the one in between the eyebrows that looks after the pituitary and the endocrine glands. It also controls all the other major chakras.
Images courtesy: World Pranic Healing
“While this seems like a lot of information to absorb, do remember that all chakras, like all organs while performing unique functions for the body, also work in conjunction with one another. You can start maintaining and improving your own chakra health by karma cleansing and aura cleansing salt baths,” advises Sharmilee.
With references from The Ancient Science and Art of Pranic Healing by Master Choa Kok Sui.