11 Pranic Healing
on the Three Humors
11.2 Vata Pranic Healing Treatments
The method that I call general cleansing is the best method to harmonize and redistribute the pranad directly. This work primarily on the Udana Prana, the prana that controls the ascending movement and the Apana Prana that control the descending movement of prana. It also work directly on the Vyana Prana, the prana that unites the body in all for free movement of the pranas throughout the bodies.
F016 - General Cleansing
After cleansing the patient, self-energizing with prana is necessary before transmitting prana to the other person. If done correctly, it is not only harmless for the practitioner, but actually beneficial. If done incorrectly, it will deplete the therapists own prana. Study of pranic healing should be taken before proceeding with any of the following methods. Accumulation of prana is done by yogic breathing methods, and the instruction that follow are corresponding give by breathing cycles. A cycle equals one inhalation and one exhalation. After accumulating extra prana, the following possibilities exist to balance vata (see figure 17).
Energetic cleansing equalize all the pranas. This facilities the harmonizing of all three humors as all the pranas become harmonizing. Cleansing also help remove the pranic congestion that accumulates in specific regions of the body. For example, prolonged mental work will tend to congest prana in the head. General cleansing will disperse
F017 - Yogic breathing cycles.
this congestion, thus moving the humor back into their correct places-vata in the colon, pitta in the small intestine, and kapha in the stomach. Emotional congestion can happen in the intestines or the heart. Cleansing will start the process of balance by equalizing first the pranic congestion, then humoral congestion.
Vata resides in the colon therefore you can work directly on the energetic centers that control the large intestine. The location of these centers varies from person to person, however general areas can be given. The region of the public bones, the region the navel, as well as the navel, correspond to the Apana Prana and vata. The navel is the site of the Samana Prana, which equalizes breathing and digestion. In harmonize vata, it is necessary to work Samana Prana, too (see figure 18, page152).
F018 - Harmonizing Samana Prana.
1) Using slow hand movement to the navel; 2) Bring the pranas to navel from upper and lower body; 3) Harmonize by a clockwise circular movement.
Through pranic diagnosis you can locate the exact site of imbalance pertaining to the vata humor. If this method is unfamiliar, then pulse diagnosis clearly reveals the site of aggravation in vata. If vata is aggravated, but still in the correct home area (colon area), then you may work directly on the first three centers mentioned above. This is done by cleansing the local area and then re-energizing the same area with prana collected by the therapist. This process is repeated three to five times until the pranic congestion is relived.
It is not advised to take the pulse to see your progress once you have started the treatment. The pulse readings change once the person is lying down, thus they become an inaccurate way to compare. If the pranic treatments are done with the patient sitting, then it is possible to check periodically. However, my experience show that it takes fifteen minutes or so for the energetic body to relay the full change to pulse. Therefore, either use pranic diagnosis, or repeat cleansing and energizing for three cycle in each location needed according to the pulse. Then after the treatment and a few minutes wait, the pulse can be taken again to verify the effectiveness.
For treatment of vata that are not located in the sites of vata, such as the lunges or stomach, efforts should be made to bring to vata down to its correct position,. This is comprised by general cleansing and then a local is accomplished by general cleansing and then a local cleansing of the normal vata region. Follow this with an actual slow sweeping motion of the aggravated vata down to its home. This is done slowly and gently, like using a sponge on the kitchen counter. Slow deliberate movements achieve clear results (see figure 19, page 154). This is accompanied by simultaneously giving prana. To harmonize this action, one hand should rest above the aggravated site and one hand should be centered in the normal vata site, just below the navel and above the public bone. Give prana. This has an equalizing and harmonizing effect between the aggravated site and the correct home site. Now more traditional Ayurvedic management methods should be used to maintain and keep vata from returning to an aggravated state.
Pranic congestion in the head-simple headaches-are often of vata origin. After general cleansing, the head can be worked on directly by using local cleansing. Actions that bring the prana downward are best; energizing should not be done unless one is able to pinpoint the exact location of the congestion and accompany it with energizing and cleansing. Usually, headaches are an imbalance of the prana located in the head. If sitting at a desk studying or working, this will also aggravate the Apana Prana and cause stagnation in the digestion, or hemorrhoids, constipation or other problem. In this case, the whole body should be treated to find if the apana is also disturbed and has imbalance the head prana by excessive movement.
Nervous energy or nerve agitation should be treated by the Vyana Prana which control nerve and muscle function. This prana is seated in the heart, but pervades the body equally. It has a special relation to the nervous system as a uniting force. All nervous problem affect the Vyana Prana. Start by general cleaning and then local cleansing on the heart area itself. This is a sensitive area, so it is best to approach it with care- even more so for the young or old. Harmony can be achieved by a very by very slow circular motion over the heart at a distance of approximately three inches from the physical body.
F019 - Moving vata to colon.
The motions should
- Start clockwise and then be repeated counterclockwise for
- Six full circles.
Prana should be collected and projected during this energetic heart massage. This will have a harmonizing effect on the Vyana Orana ( see figure 20). Further result can achieved by placing your hands on the feet of the person and giving prana for eight to ten breathing cycle. If you know reflexology, then give prana to the solar plexus point. If not, then a foot massage with sesame seed oil is very effective in conjunction with pranic breathing. Full oil massage are recommended for nervous disorders. When these massage are given with prana, they become even more effective.
Constipation is generally of a vata origin. It can be treated by giving prana to the solar plexus, navel and public areas. The emphasis should be on movement. This is accomplished by first cleansing locally, then charging the three mentioned areas. Next, start at the area of the small intestines and solar plexus, and visualize a white beam of prana coming out of two fingers. Use this beam to open the digestive tract, following the gastrointestinal tract down to the appendix, then up the ascending colon, across the transverse, and down the descending until the beam of prana passes out the anus. Repeat. This should be done in conjunction with stimulation of the Apana Prana and the Samana Prana and will produce results in twelve hours in
F020 - Harmonizing Vyana Prana.
Most case. The triphala formula should also be given in higher amounts if available. The liver should also be checked with one of the diagnostic methods mentioned in the previous chapter by pranic detection.