Friday, September 22, 2006

Pranic Therapy Part V

Pranic Therapy Part V

"The Unified Field of Einstein is the Brahman of the Vedists and the Tao
of the Chinese", says Dr Fritjof Capra in his famous book " The Tao of
Physics". The Vedists called this Unitary Power by the name Prana. This
Cosmic Energy can be used to heal and healing via this Cosmic Prana
came to be known as Pranic Therapy.This article is a continuation of the
earlier article Pranic Therapy Part IV.

Attunement to Biorhythms

Along with regulation of food,sleep,exercise and relaxation, the spiritual
aspirant should learn to attune his psychosomatic machine to his own

"Biological clocks " were discovered in animals in the late 1950s & Bio-
rhytms were understood as a result. When the Moon rose ( which caused
the flow of tide ), mussels & crabs which live on seashores were found to
open their shells or become active even when they were moved to a distant
place. "Circadian rhythms" in the human body were discovered later.

There are daily biorhythms, lunar rhythms and solar rhythms.

Circadian Rhythms

It was found that level of sugar in the blood , body temperature, BP,
production of hormones & enzymes changed according to a cyclic,
regular & recurrent pattern. While some have have 24 or 25 hour
cycles others have 36 or 48 hour cycles. Even emotional sensitivity
& intellectual creativity increase & decrease according to biorhythms,
apart from physiological activities

Lunar Rhythms

In the case of lunar people the 11th day of the lunar month ( Ekadasi)
or the day of the full moon ( Pournami ) or the day of the New Moon
( Amavasi) may act as the pivotal point of change in their biorhythms.
Some people have 28 day cycles irrespective of the movement of the

Solar Rhythms

The Appollonians ( as the solar people are called ) are more sensitive
to changes of solar seasons than the lunarian changes. With the onset
of winter, spring, summer & autumn they may find profound changes
taking place in their physiological processes & mental activity.

The existence of these biorhythms were confirmed by research even
though superficial minds may not be able to detect these biorhythms.
A spiritual aspirant should recognise his biorhythms & adjust his
prayer, meditation & acitivities in accordance with these rhythms.
Minor stomach upsets, pain in joints, disturbed sleep, change of
mood etc are associated with biorhythms & the seeker shoud not
be upset by these minor changes..

Why holistic health practices fail or succeed partially

Main reason for the failure of holisitc health practices is that Prana
or Life Energy does not flow freely within the individual or between
the individual & the universal life, owing to the presence of obstructions
within.These obstructions are caused by Samskaras, psychic memories
or residual traces of our past actions and experiences. Samskaras
are of two kinds, those which only produce memories ( smriti ) of
past experiences and those which produce impulses or drives
to repeat these experiences ( vasanas) . These two are interlinked
to form complex patterns of love, hate, fear etc. It is these complexes
that obstruct the free flow of Life-Energy in us.

Removing Mental Blocks

Many of these complexes are formed in childhood and adolescence.
When unpleasant or traumatic experiences take place, the tendency
of a child or teenager is to repress them. Repression is a form of
pushing the psychic memories into the unconscious regions of the
mind. The growing youth may not be able to recollect those psychic
memories again, but the repressed samskaras lodged in the hidden
recesses of the unconscious go on creating psychological and
psychosomatic problems for him.

All psychosomatic disorders cannot be cured by holistic health tech-
niques unless these repressed complexities are ferreted out and
confronted. The past samskaras should be deactivated. For this
the seeker has to dive deep into his unconscious & encounter the
past experiences and deactivate them.

Most people find it difficult to do it without the active help of a
competent guide. Those who depend on the Ocean of Consciousness
( the Absolute or God ) may , however, find that these inner blocks
are removed by Divine Grace. This is the rationale behind faith healing
& miraculous cures.

Extension of Consciousness

Life,a gift from the Divine, is a great healing power. Nothing ever
begins to be; Substance merely undergoes a parallel transformation
into conditions which pre-existed in other conditions. Life, similarly,
does not begin to be. As Energy, as per the Law of Conservation of
Energy or Matter cannot be created or destroyed, so too is Life Eternal.

At the physical level, the eternal healing power of life manifests itself as

a) Self-renewal
b) The immune system.

For many years it has been known that the body can filter and re-use
its fluids & repair damages to tissues, especially skin and bone, by
growing new cells. Modern Science has shown that self-renewal is
constantly taking place in every part of the body. Almost all the cells in
the body are constantly being replaced by new ones. Somebody said
" I am not the same person I was one year ago"! The entire body gets
renewed in this way every year & this shows that it is never too late
to regain your health. By changing one's basic attitudes and way of
living, the damage to the body caused by years of misuse & neglect
can be overcome.

One the great marvels of the universe is the human immune system.
Those who are aware of the biochemical processes going on in
the body will agree with Walt Whitman " To me every hour of the
day & night is an unspeakably perfect miracle". Dr Walter Cannon
said " The Wisdom of the body is the most precise of all selective
refinements" !

The Components ( Four Units ) of our Immune System

The fourfold immune system consists of the following units;

1 The granulocyte-macrophage unit

2. The lymphocyte unit

3. The antibody unit

4. The complement unit

The first two are varieties of white blood corpuscles, wherein the last
two are chemicals, proteins. All the four units of our immune system
launch a concerted attack on the invaders as soon as a few bacteria
break into any tissue in the body. ( The antibody unit has been
defined as an army of one million) Western medical science is
wondering who masterminds this attack or who plans these strategies.
Common sense, logic, intuition & experience suggest that somewhere
behind all this there must be a master control. Why do sometimes cells
become malignant and attack neighbouring cells ? Why it goes awry,
sometimes,when our defence units attack innocent cells mistaking them
for enemy microbes ? Western medical science is researching
hard to find answers to these difficult questions.

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