by Raaj Nair, Certified Pranic Psychotherapist and Visiting Master at AyurMa
To understand what Pranic Psychotherapy is, we must first understand what Pranic Healing is and how it came about. Pranic Healing is the art and science of healing that uses life force energy to heal the energy body, which in turn affects the physical body.
The physical body has an energy counterpart, which we refer to as an energy body. The energy body has fine invisible bio-plasmic channels or meridians through which qi or life force energy is distributed throughout the entire body. The energy body also has chakras, or energy centres, which are responsible for the proper functioning of the whole physical body. In Pranic Healing, we deal with 11 energy centres or chakras. Each chakra has physiological, psychological, and spiritual functions. Since these chakras have a consciousness of their own, they react to situations in a specific manner.
The energy body and the physical body are so closely related that each one affects the other.
What is Pranic Psychotherapy used for?
Pranic Healing deals with physical ailments. Pranic Psychotherapy is simply Pranic Healing applied in to prevent and alleviate psychological ailments. Like all forms of Pranic Healing, its aim is to complement modern medicine, rather than to replace it. It can help to rapidly alleviate the suffering of millions of patients with psychological ailments by using esoteric techniques and principles that have long been hidden.
Pranic Psychotherapy bridges the gap between the mind, the physical body, and the human energy system, providing new dimensions to traditional measures and practices.
Pranic Psychotherapy is valuable in treating psychological issues such as anxiety, fear, trauma, stress, phobias, obsessive and compulsive reactions, depression and suicidal tendencies, as well as drug addiction and alcoholism. It is also used to improve family relationships and to support marriages that are on the verge of breakdown.
Most diseases, whether psychological or physical, have an emotional basis. Anger, intensity and worry devitalises the whole energy body, making the body susceptible to all kinds of diseases. Dealing with negative people can be draining on the energy body too.
Pranic Healing and Pranic Psychotherapy teachings originate with the founder of Modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, one of the world’s foremost energy healing masters. Grand Master Choa Kok Sui is of Filipino Chinese descent and has devoted many years of study and experimentation to prana and how it can be harnessed to heal physical and psychological ailments. His works are now taught in more than 120 countries.
Receiving Pranic Psychotherapy
In Pranic Healing, the patient’s receptivity is very important. A patient has to be receptive in order to properly receive and absorb the projected pranic energy. Patients may not be receptive when they do not connect well with the healer, or if they are sceptical or doubtful.
A rapport between patient and therapist and an understanding of what Pranic Healing is helps to bring about receptivity, as does being relaxed and open. Asking patients to tilt the chin slightly downwards, palms facing up, and to say a prayer of receptivity also helps to increase their capacity to receive pranic energy.
When the patient is receptive, the benefits of Pranic Psychotherapy are profound. Below is a testimonial from a subject who received Pranic Psychotherapy for Meniere’s Disease. The subject was receptive and also practised Meditation on Twin Hearts (see below) throughout the whole treatment process.
"I engaged Raaj's services after I experienced fluctuating hearing loss from Menieres Disease. After my first few sessions, I experienced an improvement in hearing. Thereafter, the affected ear resolved, but the other ear became affected. After further treatments, my hearing returned for both ears. I remember during a particularly significant session, I started out with about half of my hearing reduced on one ear. By the end of the session, my hearing was almost back to normal, and it gradually returned fully over a few days. Throughout the process, and with Raaj's guidance, I realised that my hearing was closely related to my stress levels and emotions. Currently my hearing is still maintaining well, but I do get occasional hearing problems when I am stressed. Im thankful for Raaj's healing sessions and guidance.”
- Ms Teoh
Supporting Your Own Wellbeing
There are many ways we can all use pranic energy to promote our emotional, spiritual, and physical wellbeing. Below are some useful techniques that can be practised in everyday life.
Connecting tongue to palate
This simple technique, which involves bringing the tip of the tongue up to the palate, brings about improved connection between the back and front meridian channels. Connecting the tongue to the palate also increases the size of the aura (the energy field surrounding the body).
Sun prana and positive emotions
Other sources of prana that help to revitalise the body include Sun prana (energy from the Sun) and maintaining positive emotions. Being happy, relaxed, or simply just smiling helps to increase energy levels. Interacting with people who are optimistic, enthusiastic, radiant, and healthy is also beneficial.
Affirmations and visualisation techniques
Affirmations help to maintain a positive internal state and reduce the tendency to be overtaken by negative thoughts and emotions. For instance, if you are feeling stressed, instead of saying ‘I am stressed’, try replacing this with, ‘I am managing the situation with peace and serenity’. Affirmations can be further reinforced by visualising your preferred outcome to a particular situation.
Meditation on Twin Hearts
Meditation is very helpful in reducing stress and revitalising energy. One of Master Choa Kok Sui’s most recommended meditations is the Meditation on Twin Hearts. Also known as the Illumination Technique, this meditation activates the heart and crown energy centres and helps to release negative thoughts and emotions. It has a tremendous purifying effect on the mind through balancing divine energy.
The Meditation on Twin Hearts takes about 20 to 25 minutes. It begins by thinking of a happy moment, while focusing smiles and channelling words of love and appreciation towards the heart centre. After this, focus shifts to another happy moment, while focusing smiles and sending words of love towards the crown centre (at the top of the head). Through these actions, both of these energy centres are activated.
The hands are then placed into a blessing position, with visualisation turning to an image of the Earth, while saying a prayer to bless the Earth with peace, love, forgiveness, hope, faith, light, and joy. This is done while focusing on the heart centre. By extending this wider Earth blessing, the individual is blessed too. Next, concentration should shift back to the crown centre, which is the entry point of divine energy, to bless the Earth. Lastly, attention shifts to the heart and crown simultaneously while continuing to bless the Earth.
This process is followed by two minutes of silence, during which focus should be placed on a brilliant light on the crown, complemented by a practice of stillness and awareness of the brilliant light. This can be further aided by chanting the mantra om or amin. After that, blessings towards the Earth continue, with excess energy extending to bless loved ones.
Meditation on Twin Hearts is highly recommended for couples, families, and people running businesses, or undergoing other stressful experiences. Doing this meditation regularly keeps the working and living spaces harmonious, bringing wider extended benefits to everyone using them.