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7 Ways to Keep Your Prana

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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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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4:27AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

thanks! interesting and oh so useful

2:28AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Very interesting,

2:26AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

I wish I could live on prana instead of food!

1:10AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

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....

8:47PM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

So little Prana in modern culture.

2:19PM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

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 :)

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10:01AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

thank you

7:51AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

Thank you.

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