In order to become healthier, and to cure disease, we can get others to encourage the flow of our prana. Reiki and many other healing methods basically work on prana. Ayurvedic massage is pranic massage. After receiving one of these therapies, you feel good, with a lovely flow of energy.
We can learn to move our prana ourselves, by practising yoga, taiqi, aikido and other arts, under proper guidance. It is a skill that is accessible to all of us — in fact I believe it is our birthright, and a necessary part of our life’s learning.
The first step is to open yourself to the concept, and to become aware of your energy flows. By bringing your awareness to your energy every day, it will become more powerful. That is what yoga, taiqi and those other arts are — movement with awareness.
If you can’t feel the flow, use your mind and visualise the flow — where the mind goes, energy flows. Tension blocks the flow; the more relaxed we learn to become, the stronger is the energy.
Atlas of prana channels & chakras
The other way to develop prana is through breath. The word Prana in Sanskrit means both energy and breath, because they are closely linked — where there is breath there is life. Become aware of your breath, follow the flow with your mind, deepen it, slow it down. This creates profound effects in the body and the mind.
99% of people are not aware of their breath — that is why their bodies, emotions and minds are out of control. Yogis have shown they can control body functions like heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, etc. through controlled breathing. There is nothing special about it — everyone can do it. The only reason we don’t is that science has convinced us prana doesn’t exist.