“Prana is the Vital Force which causes the inert assemblage of tissues known as the body to live, and causes body, mind and spirit to be strung together like pearls on the string.” ~ Dr Robert Svoboda
What is Prana
Prana permeates all reality on all levels including inanimate objects. Prana is a Universal Consciousness, and this unifying Awareness that is at the ground of our being.
More specifically discussed here, it is the life force that is present in all living things.
Prana is the flow of intelligence and the pulse of consciousness.
It connects all systems within the body, as a bridge that brings together two points. Prana is the movement and pulsation that happens. It is your beating heart, your inhale and exhale, swallowing your food and moving your waste out. It is also the energy movement through the nadis (energy channels) and the movement of your chakras and aura. Prana is the connecting link between the material, consciousness and the mind.
In the trinity of Prana, Tejas and Ojas, tejas creates ojas and ojas protects prana. An increase or decrease in one will have an effect on the others. Building awareness of the subtle energies will help you listen to your body better, and to make the best choices for better health and harmony.
When prana is in optimal flow, we experience great health and harmony with an abundance of energy and vitality. If prana becomes blocked, deficient or excessive health issues will arise.
Notice the pattern that is predominant for you:
- busy energy
- disconnected movement
- feeling spacey or ‘spaced out’
- always pressed for time
- general low energy
- adrenal burn-out
- lack of inspiration
- in your rhythm and in your flow
- time can shift with your perception
- inspiration, joy, excitement
Improve the flow and balance of Prana
- Create Clarity:
- Clear out the ama :
- do a seasonal detox
- eat an earlier, lighter dinner to increase your agni (digestive fire)
- exercise daily
- practice tongue scraping every morning
- Honor your emotions by allowing yourself to feel them, and integrate your emotions. Each time when you are triggered, allow 5 minutes to feel these emotions fully. Trace those emotions back to the first situation when they originally appeared, and guide yourself to digest, assimilate and integrate those emotions from that past experience. Never suppress emotions or feelings. (saying this, there is no need to express our emotions/feeling in the way that hurts another through simply venting without care for others)
- Practice full honesty, openness and transparency in relationships. Holding back blocks the flow of prana.
- Don’t be attached to an outcome. allow the prana to flow.
2. Increase Prana
- Eat a plant based diet and high-prana foods.
- Do a breath-body practice every morning before eating food. Have prana + deep breathing as your first meal of the day.
- Practice pranayama, the art of breath control.
- Strengthen or balance the movement of apana vayu to support prana vayu to flow in. Keep all 5 vayus in an open state, with a strong and balanced flow.
If you would like some insight on why your prana might be out of harmony and what steps would be most beneficial, reach out and schedule a short 20 minute coaching session with me. I would love to help! More free and flowing consciousness in you creates more free and flowing consciousness for the universe.