What is Health and Healing?
In the science and art of yoga, health does not mean the mere absence of disease. It signifies a keen awareness and dynamic command of the life energy in the body. As we learn to develop these properties, we can boost our immune system to the point where germs and viruses become an irrelevant part of our subjective reality. Yogananda’s life-therapy system is all about exploring prana or life energy and using it to heal oneself and others!
Yogananda's Basic Healing Prayer Technique
Paramhansa Yogananda taught the following technique for healing yourself and others: one on one, or at a distance:
Sit up straight in chair and concentrate at the spiritual eye. Focus with eyes closed at the point between the two eyebrows and then think of the spiritual eye of the person you want to send healing energy to. (If they are not present, you may have a picture of the person in front of you to visualize them better.)
Don’t think of the disease. Think of the healing process, trying to strengthen the healing power in that person.
Visualize the healing light going through your medulla oblongata at the base of the brain. Then draw that healing light through the point between the two eyebrows which is the seat of will power in the body.
Finally, send the light into the spiritual eye of the person you want to heal or to your own body. For a period of time, fill your/their whole body with that healing light.
Close by affirming aloud, “O Infinite Spirit, Thou art omnipresent, Thou art in all Thy children. Thou art in (name of person). Manifest Thy healing presence in my/his/her body, mind and soul.”
Then rub the hands together briskly until you feel a magnetic charge. Place your hands on the body part that needs the energy. Or hold them up, palms out, to send the energy to a person at a distance. Chant Aum three times as you continue to hold up the hands, moving them up and down in space. Visualize sending the energy as long as you feel the inspiration. See that part of the body as being well.
Other Healing Techniques
Healing with AUM
Learn the three-part healing AUM chant as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.
Peace and Harmony Prayer