7 Ways to Keep Your Prana

Prana is present in every mental and physical event; it flows from spirit, or pure awareness, to bring intelligence and consciousness to every aspect of life. The critical importance of life energy has been recognized in many cultural traditions; the Chinese know it as Chi and control its flow through acupuncture, meditation, and specialized exercises such as tai chi. Other names for the breath of life appear in Sufism, mystic Christianity, and the teachings of ancient Egypt. What is universally agreed on is that the more Prana you have, the more vital your mental and bodily processes.

Depleted Prana is directly linked to gaining and death. Nothing can remain alive when Prana is absent, because Prana is intelligence and consciousness, the two vital ingredients that animate physical matter.

In India the body is perceived first as a product of consciousness and only secondarily as a material object. Conserving Prana is considered extremely important.

Thus, a healthy life, as measured by the conservation of Prana, demands the following:

  • Fresh food.
  • Pure water and air.
  • Sunlight.
  • Moderate exercise.
  • Balanced, refined breath.
  • Non-violent behavior and a reverence for life.
  • Loving, positive emotions; free expression of emotion.

Contrast a picnic in the mountains with lunch at a hamburger stand. Freshness indicates the presence of Prana; staleness its absence.

Adapted from The Essential Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).

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Brigitte S.
Brigitte S.3 years ago

thanks! interesting and oh so useful

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Very interesting,

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

I wish I could live on prana instead of food!

Gaby D.
Gaby D.3 years ago

Goodday Deepak and all others here......Hmm...that's a lovely checklist!!
Fresh food. ------- check
Pure water and air - check
Sunlight - yippie going for a walk today the sun is shining.....
Moderate exercise - first do some yoga and /or pilates...
Balanced, refined breath - will do a meditation today
Non-violent behavior and a reverence for life.- I will stay aware
Loving, positive emotions; free expression of emotion. - hmmm....this one ....that's the toughie.....check for the first part......the free expression of emotion....I find it the hardest often you are not allowed to 'say what you feel' as your environment does not always approve or agree with your feelings.

So I will continue to do the work on that one.....I have found EFT to be a wonderful tool to work with - as is meditation, and most importantly good friends....that simply allow you to be the you that you choose to be!! Not a preconceived picture in their 'head'!!! Namaste....

Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

So little Prana in modern culture.

Dot A.
Dot A.3 years ago

Especially 'happy' Prana - for this Friday piece from Dr. Chopra. Sharing happy Prana makes for more happy Prana, and this is a wonderful place to do - just that!

Happy Friday Prana, and Happy weekend Prana, too!

( go forth, and multiply :)

Rosie Jolliffe
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Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago

thank you

Jane Heir
Jane Heir3 years ago

Thank you.