What is Pranic Healing ?
"Pranic Healing is a claimed energy healing system developed and promoted by Choa Kok Sui (1952-2007), a Filipino entrepreneur and philanthropist of Chinese descent. The healing modality claims that prana (energy) can heal ailments in the body by contributing to the person's energy field."
What is the prana?
In Hindu philosophy including yoga, Indian medicine, and martial arts, prana (?????, pra?a; the Sanskrit word for "life force" or "vital principle") is all cosmic energy, permeating the Universe on all levels. Prana is often referred to as the "life force" or "life energy".
What is the meaning of Pranic?
Pranic healing is a technique that utilizes "Prana" or life energy to heal the human body. "Prana" is a Sanskrit word that means "life-force". Prana, (or ki) is the life energy that our bodies need to maintain good health.
Chakras in Human Body Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui stated in his books that there are 11 chakras (energy wheels). While it is commonly accepted that there are seven major chakras, it is also common belief that there are more major chakras within the subtle body.
Human Chakras at a Glance
1. Basic chakra - The Basic chakra or Mooladhara chakra is also known as the 'Root chakra' and is like the root of the tree. If the root is strong, the tree will also be strong and healthy. Thus, if the Basic chakra of a person is highly activated, the person will be robust and healthy. The Basic chakra is located at the base of the spine and controls and energizes the whole physical body. The muscular system, the skeletal system, the spine, the quality of blood, the adrenal glands and the internal organs are all strengthened and controlled by the Basic chakra.
2. Sex chakra - The sex chakra or Swadhistana chakra is located on the pubic area. The sexual organs and the bladder are all controlled and energized by the Sex chakra. This chakra is strongly influenced by the Ajna chakra, Throat chakra and Basic chakra. A malfunctioning Sex chakra will manifest as sex-related problems.
3. Meng Mein chakra - The Meng Mein chakra acts as the 'pumping station' in the spine and facilitates the upward flow of pranic energy from the Basic chakra. This chakra controls the blood pressure and energizes the kidneys and adrenaline glands. The Meng Mein chakra is ? or 1/3rd the size of the other major chakras and controls and energizes the urinary system. This chakra should be treated only by experienced Pranic Healers.
4. Navel chakra - This chakra is responsible for the energizing of the small intestine, large intestine and the appendix. A malfunctioning Navel chakra will cause ailments and disorders such as constipation, difficulty in giving birth, appendicitis and problems in the intestines. An activated Navel chakra ensures vitality of a person.
5. Spleen chakra - The name is self-explanatory. The Spleen chakra (both front and back) are responsible for the health of the spleen. The spleen purifies the blood and destroys worn out blood cells. The front and back Spleen chakra are entry points of air prana. The air prana is distributed across the major chakras from the Spleen chakra. The Spleen chakra is responsible for the overall well-being of a person.
6. Solar Plexus chakra - Among the 2 Solar Plexus chakras, the front chakra is located at the hollow area between the ribs and the back Solar Plexus chakra is located in the back. The Solar Plexus chakra or Manipura chakra controls and energizes the pancreas, liver, diaphragm and stomach. This chakra is also responsible for the quality of blood and to a certain extent for the health of your intestines, appendix, lungs and hearts. The chakra also contains the heating and cooling system of the body. The gastrointestinal system is also affected by the Solar Plexus chakra and the Navel chakra.
7. Heart chakra - The front Heart chakra is located in the centre of the chest and controls the thymus gland and the circulatory system. The Solar Plexus chakra or Anahata chakra has a strong influence on the front Heart chakra. The back Heart chakra is located at the back of the heart and energizes the lungs and to a certain extent, the heart and the thymus gland. A malfunctioning back Heart chakra will cause asthma, tuberculosis and other ailments. The heart is energized through the back Heart chakra.
8. Throat chakra - The Throat chakra or Vishuddhi chakra controls and energizes the throat, the thyroid glands, the parathyroid glands and the lymphatic system. The chakra is situated in the center of the throat. A malfunctioning Throat chakra can result in goiter, sore throat, loss of voice and asthma. The Throat chakra also influences the Sex chakra and therefore a malfunctioning Throat chakra can also lead to sterility.
9. Ajna chakra - Located in the area between the eyebrows, the Ajna chakra controls and energizes the pituitary gland, the endocrine glands and also the brain to a certain extent. The eyes and nose are also affected by the Ajna chakra. A malfunctioning Ajna chakra is the cause for diabetes. Energizing the Ajna chakra causes the other chakras to light up rapidly. The Ajna chakra is also partially responsible for the working of the respiratory system.
10. Forehead chakra - The Forehead chakra is located in the center of the forehead and controls and energizes the pineal gland and the nervous system. A malfunctioning Forehead chakra could manifest as epilepsy, paralysis and a loss of memory. Energizing this chakra can result in the whole body being flooded with Prana.
11. Crown chakra - Located at the crown of the head, the Crown chakra is one of the major entry points of Prana. The Crown chakra or Sahasrara chakra controls and energizes the brain, the pineal gland and the entire body. A malfunctioning Crown chakra will be manifested as pineal gland and brain disorders.
For chakra healing, it is necessary to have a holistic knowledge of the 11 chakras in the human body.
What's the Magic Number?
The number of chakras varies from religion to religion, culture to culture and time period to time period. Ancient Indian literature mentions 7 chakras. Modern literature also talks about 7 chakras. Master Choa Kok Sui confirms that the number of chakras is 11. So whom do we believe? There is a point to note here. Even though the ancient scriptures mention the existence of 7 chakras, nowhere is it mentioned that there are only 7 chakras. Readers often simply assume that there are only 7 chakras. This is an assumption without a basis.
Global Interpretations of the Chakras in Human Body
Here's a summing up of the ambivalence that shrouds the concept of Chakras:-
- Some ancient literature as well as modern writings talk about 7 chakras.
- The city of 9 gates mentioned by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita is believed to be a reference to the 9 chakras.
- A reference to a city with 11 gates is made in the Upanishads. Many believe that it is an allusion to the 11 chakras. (Katha Upanishad, stanza 5) The other 2 chakras revealed are Meng Mein chakra and the Forehead Chakra.
- The Kabbalistic system believes in the concept of 11 chakras- 10 energy centers and 1 hidden energy center.
- The Vijnanabhairava (an ancient text on Yoga) mentions 12 energy centres.
- The secret of the 11 major chakras was first mentioned by Master Choa Kok Sui in his book 'The ancient science and art of Pranic Healing' in the year 1987. The book has since been re-titled 'Miracles through Pranic Healing'.
- Mention has been made of 10 chakras/Sephiroth and one hidden chakra in the Inverted Tree of Life.
Students need to understand that truth is ever-evolving. And this is the basis behind progress. It is important to discard the lower truth and embrace the higher truth. Truth is dynamic and understanding also needs to evolve with the truth.
Your Very Own Energy Transformers
Chakras are believed to be energy transformers, which mean that they transform one form of energy into another form of energy. Spiritual energy is mellowed down, modified, transformed and physicalized- right from the crown energy center to the basic energy center. Spiritual energy transformers also intensify, mellow down and modify the energy passing through them.
Spiritual energy transformers also include the moons, the planets, the suns, the stars, the galaxies, the universes and the maxiuniverse. They are also known as the Celestial Whirling Energy Centers or Celestial Chakras.
According to the 4th level of truth, there are in fact more than 11 chakras. There are 12 chakras. The 12th chakra was first mentioned by Master Choa Kok Sui in the year 2000, in his book, 'Meditations for Soul Realization'. The book was later re-titled 'Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul'. To know more about the 12th Chakra, read our article on the same.