What Is Prana
Prana is a word in Sanksrit (an ancient Indian language) which means “life force”. In the Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Martial Arts traditions, the term “Prana” refers to a cosmic energy which comes from the sun and embodies the power which connects all elements in the universe.
Prana is also known as: Life Energy, Chi, The Force, The Infinite, Cosmic Particles and more. Behind all of the various names stands one essence: universal life energy.
When we breathe, we are breathing in two things; air and Prana. Prana is the energy of life itself – more essential to our existence than air. Prana is not only found in the air, but rather in all space. In me, you, the tree, the earth and the air – there is no place where it does not exist; it is even present in the Void.
Prana is invisible to the human eye and is also impossible to measure according to today’s science. It is in the status of the human soul; not proved, but present.
If we lack air, we will die after a few minutes. If we lack water, we may live additional time. If we lack food, we can live even longer. Yet if we disconnect the Prana from the Spirit, death will be immediate. In this way, the inclusion of Prana together with air is necessary for the conservation of life as we know it.
Each person’s consumption of Prana is different from the next. Notice that when the levels of joy and satisfaction in your lives are higher you eat significantly less, and vice versa. This is one of the Prana connections. When we are in a comfortable place, feel tranquil, are creative and do not eat from an emotional place, percentages of Prana rise.
Percentages of prana are also dependant upon our environment. In cities, for example, the percentage of Prana we are likely to absorb through the air are lower since the air is largely polluted. Our bodies instinctively react to such by taking shallower breaths and thereby absorbing less prana. Contrastingly, in nature, where the air is clean and there is a better connection to the elements of which we are comprised, the body will allow a deeper breathing and thereby absorb a larger amount of prana.
Link to the Wikipedia page of “Prana” in English:
Scale of Human Nutrition
One may divide the nutritional norms of human beings according to the varied foods they choose to include in their diets. We will survey in short the various popular schools of nutrition in descending order.
The Omnivore – One who eats all existing types of food.
The Vegetarian – One who chooses not to eat animals.
The Vegan – One who chooses not to eat any products that even indirectly come from animals such as honey, eggs, milk, and so on.
The Raw Foodist – One who chooses to eat only food that is not processed in any way – mainly fruits and vegetables.
The Juicer – One who completely grinds/juices one’s non-processed food.
The Fruitarian – One who chooses to eat only fruit in a non processed way.
The Liquidarian – One who consumes only in liquid form.
All of the above habits include the need to consume vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and so on. For those following the above-mentioned nutritional habits, there exists a necessity to balance one’s food in order to ensure one receives enough nutrients from all of the food groups and enough energy-calories per day. In other words, the level of dependency upon foodstuffs for physical nourishment is high.
Below are the alternatives to food-based nourishment:
The Sungazer – One who receives their nourishment from short exposure to direct sunlight each day after having completed a long process of looking at the sun for periods of time that gradually increase to 45 minutes. Sungazers are dependent upon sunlight and water for their nourishment.
The Pranic – One who is nourished directly from Prana after having completed a process of transformation in which one’s body learns to be nourished directly from Prana. Pranic people are no longer dependent on external nourishment sources, yet are usually still dependent on water.
The Breatharian – In addition to food, water is also unnecessary to breatharians. These people are nourished by the air only. I have discovered that Breatharians do need water, however their skin knows how to convert the moisture in their environment into the water that they need. The adaptation process to become a Breatharian is known as something very difficult to do, there are therefore very few of them and only two such scientifically-proven people in the world today.
It is important to point out that there is no need to stick to one path entirely. Just as a vegan may occasionally eat a pastry with a bit of eggs or milk in it and a fruitarian may occasionally eat vegetables, on occasion, so too a Pranic person may choose to enjoy from the world of textures and flavours and eat. There are also those who choose to eat small amounts on a regular basis.
Various Sources of Nourishment
There are a number of sources of nourishment for the physical body known to us. In the right side illustration, we see the sun, earth, food, cosmic energy (Prana) and breath. Beyond this there are additional sources such as sexual energy and positive emotions. On this website we will focus mainly on pranic nourishment though it is important to note and understand that nourishment is quite an encompassing term. Similar to how the word love refers not only to the love between man and woman, so too when speaking of nourishment we are referring to the larger totality of possibilities of nourishment sources.
What is a “Pranic Person”?
There is no precise definition of a “pranic person”. However there are a number of characteristics common to those who live this lifestyle. The main one is they lack the sensation of hunger. In other words, the body of a pranic person does not signal to him that there is a need for nourishment from an external source as receives the energy it needs directly from Prana.
Feelings of hunger may rise infrequently – usually out of an extreme emotional or physical situation. Pranic people will usually have an ideal weight, meaning approximately 10% body fat for men and 16% body fat for women. The Pranic person has no need to balance his or her body with proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, etc.
The process of transformation raises percentages of Prana in one’s body gradually until reaching 100% which sets off a process of complete energetic substitution for all necessary nourishment. The process itself encourages and reinforces the balance of his/her four bodies; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. He or she will therefore largely reside in a state of calmness and satisfaction, with a more open heart while relating to his or her environment.
Most of the Pranic people I know are shy to raise the topic of Breatharianism in a public forum. They realize that the majority of the population is unaware of it, and find these “radical” ideas confronting. In many cases, people react skeptically, critically even sometimes aggressively when confronted with this possibility of existence as it challenges their world view drastically.
Conversely, Breatharians are often gentle people and emotional humans nonetheless and so they tend to avoid the confrontation that comes with the public discussion. Essentially they have nothing to prove as they live their truth on a daily basis and so they are content to patiently wait for the majority to reach a point where they can accept this alternative lifestyle.
I myself, have chosen to accept other’s skepticism as a challenge and seek to aid this process of a new global understanding. Those who wish to support me in this are welcome to get in touch.
Advantages and Challenges of the Prana
Being Pranic does not mean “remaining in an unending fast,” rather, it is about embracing the choice of whether or not to eat or drink. Blood tests taken “before and after” my process and that of a number of my friends who have also passed the process, show better results after than they were before.
This phenomena is documented by Pranic people around the globe. We need not worry about “balancing ourselves,” eating from specific food groups, or worrying about nutritional supplements, vitamins, and so on. The body receives precisely that which it needs to receive. If you ever thought that something like this is possible; if you are testing your limits or want to connect with your maximum potential as a human, if you believe in a power that is larger than yourself (such as God, Spirit, Higher Self, etc.) and you are ready to pass a process of surrender and acceptance thereof, then you too may be on the path to becoming a Pranic person.
Many Pranic people pass the transformation process and after some time return to eating from a place of lack of attachment and mainly for enjoyment purposes. This is not a one-way path, and just the completion of the transformation process alone contains enormous advantages in itself.
If what is written here inspires you and you would like to check if you are suitable to undergo a Pranic initiation, I recommend that you research the topic yourself. On this website alone, you can find a lot of information. I would also recommend attending introductory sessions which are held from time to time – details of which are published in our Facebook group and on our Facebook page.
The Challenges of Being Pranic
- Missing The Taste of Food – the habit of being hungry, eating and feeling the satisfaction that comes along with it.
- Redesigning Your Habits – with no longer being a social point of connection the habits of one’s whole life until then need to be realigned.
- Fear – Fear of social challenges and the confrontation that is related to having to explain oneself. Fear of gatherings that are centred around food: dinner parties, special holidays, business “lunch” meetings etc. Thankfully we are here to support you in this transition by offering post-process guidance. It is important to note that there is no intention whatsoever to completely abandon eating. Following the initial adjustment period, which is relatively short, one may return to and take part in social eating as they wish.
- Tally Poppy Syndrome – Many Breatharians harbour a fear of perceived Ego Enlargement as a result of your being “special,” in other words what is known as “spiritual ego.” It is true that many other people may not understand you but as long as you stay humble you have nothing real to fear. Some people however let this fear take the better of them and this results in increased isolation, introversion and distance from society.
We will present here a partial presentation of the advantages that many who have passed the transformation process experience. It is necessary to note that just as everyone works somewhat differently on the physical and soul levels, so too the advantages of Prana differ from person to person. Suffice it to say, every person receives gifts according to where their consciousness is oriented to.
- Extended life span – (At least as much if not 20-30% more than that which is claimed as a benefit of regular fasting.) Life is not only longer but also of a higher quality in terms of lack of illnesses which stem from toxins that come largely from our diet. Today, studies prove that small mammals who minimize caloric intake by tens percent alone extend their lives and significantly minimize illnesses. Fore more information, search for the term “Caloric Restriction.”
- More Energy – Since our digestive system is the one that uses the most energy in our bodies (recall how following lunch we want to take a nap,) and since it is largely not in use, we have much more energy.
- Perfect Balance – The body balances itself precisely in both its weight and needs in a way that is very difficult to acquire with food. The body receives exactly what it needs. Blood tests prove this and we thereby need to worry less.
- Increased Energy – Increased stamina, more control over body temperature and energy throughout the body in general.
- Less Sleep – As a whole, Pranic people sleep ⅔ of the hours of sleep that they slept beforehand. The most logical explanation for this is that they are not digesting foods and therefore have additional energy.
- Tooth and Gum Health – As a result of minimized intake of sugars and processed food that negatively affect the health of the mouth.
- Improved Skin Conditions – Skin becomes more smooth and pleasant as a result of a smaller amount of toxins in the body.
- Body Odor – significantly minimized, again because there are less toxins to sweat out.
- More Hours In The Day: Less sleep, less dealing with food; no need for shopping, cooking, eating, or cleaning up afterwards. This allows more time for growth, learning and self-realization.
- More Satisfied Living: Living on the energy that connects all – you literally “live on light.”
- Personal Growth – One is pulled forward by the challenge, self-discipline, and growth in self-confidence
- Enhanced Senses – I now have an incredible appreciation for the five senses of the human body – smell, touch, hearing, sight, and occasionally taste.
- More Money – Though this should not be a driving motivation behind your choice to undergo the process, for most people food is a huge weekly expense. As a Breatharian you will have that portion of your income to spend as you wish.
- Less Waste – Breatharianism is a green solution if there ever was one as you no longer need to contribute to the karma attached to food production and distribution.
- Leading By Example – As a breatharian, like it or not, you stand as a personal example for the breaking down of old paradigms. Particularly those that do not serve humanity’s greater spiritual development. Your example represents our human potential – that anything is possible, mind over matter. Your existence stands to break down the common myths that exist throughout society and instead open minds and offer new possibilities and that is a beautiful thing.
- Leading By Example II – As a Breatharian, your example also helps people to understand that we do not really need anything to be happy and to go on sur-thrive. This is the truth and you live it. For the most part this attachment to material possessions and external addictions (such as food) enslaves people into a life of discontentment.
- Mind Over Matter – Reading and accepting such a phrase is one thing, but rarely it is enough to fully make the most of what Einstein was trying to say. Only in proving to yourself that your beliefs are more powerful than anything material, can you open your mind to its incredibly creative potential.
- Strengthen Your Spiritual Body – Become more connected to your Soul and to your Higher Self. This is the most powerful point on the road to effortless mastery. As as our connection with our higher self strengthens, we feel more attuned in our lives, become more tranquil, intuitive and and better understand the unity and perfection in each thing and person.