This article was originally featured at Into Mountains Over Streams.
Looking at Qi vs Prana
It is possible that each of these subtle energies are quite similar but some practitioners disagree. Qi, Chi, or Prana are not the only names of the fine, rather than gross, life force energies, however. It is also called kundalini energy, as well as Wilheim Reich’s orgone energy, the Egyptian’s cobra, as a symbol of Read More
Ayurvedic Herbs Can Help clear the 72000 Nadis of the Energetic Body
“. . .The nadis are defined as subtle pathways, they are the way in which prana travels through the body delivering the life force and energy and health to every cell. The system of nadis is unimaginably vast. It is said to be made up of an estimated 72,000 channels. Imagine the channels that surround us in our world: the channels created by Read More
Pranayama is the practice of breathing. More specifically it is the practice of inhale (Pooraka), holding the breath (Kumbhaka) and then exhaling the breath (Rechaka) in order to control the vital force, or Pran in our bodies. In verse 4.29 of the Bhagavad Gita, Pranayama is mentioned. Swami Chidananda Saraswati says that “Prana is the life-force that pervades the body. It is the factor that connects the bo Read More
In most of Western society today, we have forgotten how to breathe. We have been conditioned to take short, gasp-like breaths to fill the lungs only moderately, if at all. It is thought that 9 out of 10 adults in the West practice shallow breathing. I often call this the “panic breath”, and I try to teach my students to change their breathing to a pranic breath.
Yogis spend a lot of time and atten Read More