Pranic Healing is a no - touch, no - drug therapy for treating physical, emotional and mental problems. Every person has a energy body called the 'Aura', that acts as a shield and protects the physical body. Scientists call it the bioplasmic body. According to pranic healing, disease first appears in the energy body before rooting itself in the physical body. The techniques founded by Master Choa Kok Sui, the founder of Modern Pranic Healing helps to keep the energy body healthy by using 'prana' or 'chi' energy and thereby to lead a healthy life.

When I first attended the Pranic Healing Basic workshop, I was taught how to use subtle energies to spur the body towards self - recovery. It was something I would have never comprehended before. We tend to look for scientific proof in everything and a logical explanation. The workshop was conducted with a lot of experiments and activity to enable the learner to experience the subtle energies for himself and to see for himself the results of the experiments.

ChakrasThere are eleven major chakras or energy centers in our body. The life energy is governed by these chakras. Most pranic healers develop the ability to scan or feel energy bodies by activating and sensitizing first the chakras on their palms. They learn to differentiate between vibrations of a healthy and an unhealthy aura. Before a person even gets a particular ailment, it can be diagnosed. For instance, even before a person suffers from cough and cold, the bio-plasmic throat and lungs will be depleted of prana. After scanning, the healer cleanses the diseased energy from the aura and affected chakras. Then, the chakras are energized by 'prana' or 'chi' sourced from the sun, earth or air. All this is done through simple hand movements and with the intention of the mind.

Another important aspect of Pranic Healing is 'distant healing'. Since it is a no - touch method, the subject need not be in front of the healer. Intentions of the healer is sent as etheric vibrations to the subject, wherever he or she may be. "The process of transmitting energy is similar to that of connecting to a friend on the phone", says a practitioner. It is not magic, but science. Studies at the University of California, Irvine, Department of Radiology Sciences, have established sufficient proof of the workability of distance healing.

Healing using prana from earth, air and the sunIn the books written by Master Choa Kok Sui he has listed the different ailments and the chakras to be treated if they are malfunctioning. Advanced courses enables a pranic healer to even deal with financial and relationship problems by removing the negative energies. Along with healing, meditations are also taught to enable the practitioner to keep his own aura healthy and strong.

The new millennium is going to see a descent of tremendous spiritual energies and spiritual growth. Pranic healing, says ardent practitioners, will help people to deal with these energies and to grow spriritually towards a better and happier life.