The full moon means different things to different people - a symbol of beauty, a religious sign. For pranic healers, the full moon is a day on which the earth’s energy becomes positive. Pranic healing is a holistic, no-touch method of healing that treats a person on the physical, emotional and mental levels by treating the human energy field. The word ‘pranic’ is derived from prana, or life energy. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, a Filipino of Chinese descent, is credited with introducing the concept.
Rajesh Prajapati, a healer for nine years, explains, “Every person has an aura around them that absorbs prana from the atmosphere and distributes it to the physical body through energy centres.” When the negative energy in the aura gets blocked, the corresponding physical part is affected and disease sets in. Simply put, pranic healing is the process of cleaning and energising the aura of a person. Rajesh adds, “By infusing positive energy in the aura and cleansing it, it facilitates healing and recovery.”
Some illnesses can be cured instantly, while others take months of healing. Pranic healing can also be practised on oneself and is practised by doctors and others in 80 countries around the world. Maharashtra alone has approximately 12,000 pranic healers. A basic course needs to be done, followed by an advanced course, which deals with psychology as well. Other requisites are meditation and strictly following the book, Basic Pranic Healing by the grandmaster.
The grandmaster has dedicated an ashram, GMCKS Arhatic Yoga Ashram, near Pune in Mulshi, to the mission of practising and promoting Arhatic Yoga. The ashram is thrown open to the public only on Sundays close to the full moon (like on
Sunday). The event is free of charge and is organised by the Yoga Vidya Pranic Healing Foundation of Maharashtra.
Sudhir Gandhi, a pranic healer for the last 18 years and a trustee at the ashram, says, “We do not stay at the ashram but it is open to all pranic healers.”
This complementary therapy system provides a cure to heal the body and soul without using drugs and with little or no physical contact.