Wouldn't it be great to know how much internal power a chi gung teacher has before training
with him? How about how balanced he is physically, emotionally, mentally or even spiritually?
What about having a way of measuring how much energy you have, or how your training is
benefiting you? Not only does Pranic Healing teach you how to heal without touching, it answers
these and many other questions that martial artists have.
When I was young, TV shows such as "Kung Fu", videos of Morihei Ueshiba, and stories of
martial arts masters stopping bulls with a punch, fascinated me. I wanted to explore and develop
these mystical skills that were latent within me and waiting to explode like a Bruce Lee
Like most youngsters starting in the arts, I began at the ago of 12, knowing that in under a
month I would be able walk on rice paper without a trace and make myself invisible, just like the
TV shows and stories. As I started my training in traditional arts, I learned kata after kata, got
caught up in belt promotion, and put aside my dreams of being one with the universe and all the
skills that went along with it.
Ultimate Stress Test: It wasn't until 13 years of training later that I found my dream. I had been
a commodity trader for seven years and the stress of tore me apart. All my years of studying
numerous external martial arts left me powerless against the stress I was under. I again
searched out instructors to teach me about this mystical energy called "chi.." I tried a few big
names, special programs, meditations, and even thought I knew something about Taoism. And,
still I hadn't felt chi, the health, or the mystical experiences for which I had hoped.
Then it happened! My wife and I went to the Whole Life Expo, a place where hundreds of people
were demonstrating everything imaginable. A sign at a booth proclaiming "Free Chakra
Balancing" caught my eye. I didn't even know what a chakra was, but it was free. After I laid
down on the floor, one of the students started moving his hands over me (about a foot away). I
cold feel waves of energy pulsing through me and I knew that everything I had dreamed about
when I was a kid was possible.
For him to impart these ancient secrets to me, I thought I would have to sweep his floors for
years. Much to my surprise, he said I could read a book called Pranic Healing and take two-day
class with a Certified Pranic Healing Instructor. Then, I too, could do this! I was so excited I
almost didn't believe him. However, nothing could deny the experience so I gave it a try.
At the class, I met a remarkable Certified Pranic Healing Instructor named Master Steven Co,
who could do things with his mind, like change the temperature of the room, heal others, with or
without moving his hands in the air. Incredibly, in two hours I was feeling energy, projecting
energy, occasionally moving people. I learned about prana (energy), how it affected the body, and
the body's energy centers called charkas.
The Power of Energy: "The Meditation on Twin Hearts", the first meditation he taught us, felt
incredible and sent energy running through me like I never thought was possible. In fact, it was
too powerful for me, because I had high blood pressure. My previous training, unbeknownst to
me, made my blood pressure worse and left me with my head racing with thoughts and unable to
sleep at night. With Pranic Healing a relief was now in sight.
Within two weeks my blood pressure had normalized so I was able to do the meditation. My
allergies and headaches disappeared and were replaced with a sense of peace that is was
unbelievable. My martial art training rose to an ever greater level. What a feeling to have finally
found all that I was look for. And, better yet, to know that I had two teachers who could, and
more importantly would show me everything I needed.
The founder of Pranic Healing, Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, is the most amazing man I have
ever met. He truly lives up to his title. His ability to move unfathomable amounts of energy and
to easily explain the most difficult of concepts is awesome. The first time I met him was in a
class called Pranic Psychic Self-Defense. We learned to make shields of energy that could protect
someone from physical, emotional, and mental attack. Being a martial artist, I had heard about
techniques such as iron shirt and others that would take years of meditation to develop. Within
an hour we were hitting each other with objects.
For most people not familiar with energy, they would be astounded at how detrimental it actually
is when someone is thinking negative thoughts toward him. For example, the expression "my
ears are burning, someone must be talking bad about me" is based on the negative interaction of
this energy. Through the eyes of people who see energy, it looks like red daggers hurled in the
air toward the person, making his energy field hot and compact. Over time this could cause
physical problems like shoulder pain or back pain, as in the expression, "Someone is stabbing me
in the back."
Positive From Negative: Most people have probably experienced a negative energetic exchange,
such as being in a hospital and then leaving feeling tired and depleted. Pranic Healing can help
martial artist protect themselves in all areas of life. One of the things I love most about
GrandMaster Choa is that we are always doing fun experiments. One night after class we were
experimenting until the late hours of the night. I was ten feet away from GrandMaster Choa and
trying to move him energetically. The mere thought of doing so resulted in a breeze across my
face. As I put more energy into it, my feet started slipping backward, as if I were standing on ice
and trying to push the Empire State Building. For my betterment, he had me continue to push
him for another ten minutes. I was exhausted, but grateful for knowing that he allowed me a
priceless opportunity to experience his energy and for me to develop my own.
That same evening I learned what was involved when "grasshopper" (David Carradine in "Kung
fu") had to snatch the pebble from his master's hand. We had just completed learning a higher
level of Arhatic Yoga, which is unwritten Tibetan meditation.
A couple of us were snagging quarters out of each other's' hands. GrandMaster Choa walked up
with a man in his 70's named Pepe, who didn't know what we were doing, for he had never seen
the game before. GrandMaster Choa explained the rules to Pepe and told him to take the coin
out of my hand. I put my hand out, expecting to humor the man. He effortlessly stole the
quarter out of my hand. In my mind, since I was 40-plus years his junior and had very fast
hands, this must been beginner's luck or I wasn't ready for him. Much to my surprise he took it
from me again and again.
Shocked and a little frustrated, I tried to take it away from him and got air every time All of us
were awestruck at how this could have happened. GrandMaster Choa then explained, "Since
Pepe had been practicing a higher level of meditation then I, and since we had just finished
meditating, his body had more chi and could move much faster."
This demonstration explains how someone older and trained in the internal arts can easily
overcome the size, speed, and strength of youth.
Another night, we were having dinner after class when Grand Master Choa picked up a lemon
and asked me to suggest a different flavor for it. Like other advanced Yogis from India, he
transformed the bitterness into divinely tasting chocolate. He then energized my right index
finger. The energy from the finger expanded about six inches to at least six feet and continued to
grow. With his energy in my finger, I touched several people and they became very blissful. To
complete the evening, he made the room smell like roses and everybody felt better. If I hadn't
experienced this with my own eyes and nose, it would have been hard to believe.
Healing For Martial Arts: Pranic Healing is helping martial artists to become more complete
(i.e., to cultivate more energy and to balance one's energy centers). For example, a wing chun
practicioner's sensitivity, whether or not he knows about energy, is due to his inner aura
becoming sensitive to energy. The level five black belt test in Taijutsu (Ninjutsu) training is the
famous sword test given from behind. Here again, it is the sensitivity of the aura to oncoming
energy that allows one to move out of the way before the attack. GrandMaster Choa has
demonstrated movements in the martial arts that when combined with energy, are devastating.
In the 80's, Stephen Hayes' Ninjutsu was the rage, and rightfully so- it is a great art. In the 90's,
the Ultimate Fighting Championship brought grappling in the martial artists' repertoire, again
making us all more well-rounded practicioners. However, as much fun as kicking, punching,
grappling and getting faster can be, it is minute in comparison to healing someone's sprained
ankle and helping him walk. The next level of training is mastering internal energy, which is
We have a saying "Everything is energy" so the more you have, the faster you can be and the
faster you can heal, both yourself and others. I foresee a future of pro athletes and pro fighters
having a Pranic Healer ringside, pumping them full of energy and eliminating/reducing injuries
and recovery times. I have already healed ringside at the UFC and I know this trend will
continue. Martial artists will realize their dreams of training like the ancient masters.
When you look into the power of Pranic Healing, you can start at the top with GrandMaster Choa
Kok Sui. With GrandMaster Choa's schooling as a chemical engineer, his success in business,
and his humanitarian values, it is no wonder Pranic Healing is having such a profound impact on
so many people. He has spent over 20 years studying Eastern and Western principles of
meditation, martial arts, and other esoteric subjects, while continuing to validate their efficacy.
GrandMaster Choa has proven in his international lectures that mankind is ready to receive
these ancient secrets to uplift humanity. He has earned a reputation demystifying arcane
principles and rituals into a pragmatic application relevant to this day and age. Seminars, healing
centers, and foundations have been established in over 45 countries to share these priceless
teachings with humanity.
I have spent the past 18 years studying many forms of external and internal martial arts. Pranic
Healing, while primarily a healing art, has improved every area of my life, especially my martial
art training. It is said we use only 10 percent of our brain capacity. One of the reasons I took up
martial arts was to develop greater powers of concentration and to stimulate other parts of my
brain. Pranic Healing has provided that for me.
In the East they have a saying; "The mind is like a drunken monkey," meaning it is a hard to
control. Most people attempt a tai chi set to relax, but they can't their brain is racing. Pranic
Healing will teach students how to relax in minutes. The ability to focus the mind on one thing is
also a valuable tool I have gained in my Pranic Healing training.
The professional fighter's ability to make a living will be greatly improved through Pranic
Healing. Fighters lose money if they can't fight because of a training injury. Wouldn't it be great
to speed up or altogether eliminate healing times?
When I met Joe Moreira for the first time, his knee was injured so badly he couldn't walk Had I
not intervened, he wouldn't have been able to teach a two-day seminar one day later. To further
demonstrate how Pranic Healing speeds up healing times, in the advanced Pranic Healing class
one of the students volunteers to cut himself. In most cases the healing time is reduced from
one week to ten minutes. A martial artist I know had a broken finger. A day earlier an X-ray
clearly showed the finger to be fractured. I applied Pranic Healing on him. In ten minutes he was
pain free and took off his splint. This rapid healing process is invaluable for today's warriors
looking for an edge.
Many fighters look to supplements to increase their strength and, speed, and power. Again,
Pranic Healing will help in these areas. For strength, athletes take steroids. We have a natural
solution to this chemical, harmful process. It is called the Master Healing Technique, which
floods the body with power. I have seen firsthand a body builder "max out" on a bench press. I
applied this technique on him and added another 30 pounds!
In the speed department, here again, energy is the key. I have seen GrandMaster Choa, who
doesn't even work out, throw a punch so fast I could barely and only see the recoil. Pranic
Healing will help fighters be stronger, move faster and become more powerful.
The modern-day fighter will become more balanced externally as well as internally. The Taoist
have a saying that if you are breathing heavily through the mouth, you should stop exercising.
This belief was practiced since heavy exercise depleted the energy reserves of the dan tien.
Pranic Healing will teach fighters to replenish this internal gas tank or better yet have someone
"in their corner" refresh them between rounds and during the fight. When fighters get tired the
cells in their body stop exchanging vital nutrients such as oxygen. Fighters train in high altitudes
so their lungs will absorb more oxygen than normal attitudes. In Pranic Healing we use certain
energies to dilate the lungs and air tubes to help asthmatics as well as fighters.
One attribute of a successful fighter is his ability to overcome pain. In hospitals doctors and
nurses are using a non-touch, healing method called Pranic Anesthesia. They are reporting
results of almost no pain when inserting catheters and spinal taps. This same technique should
be applied to reduce pain suffered in the ring.
The thoughts and emotions of a fighter can be a greater nemesis than his physical opponent. How
does a fighter overcome the fear of fighting an opponent? Or, worse yet after a loss, the mental
anguish of getting back in the ring? Surrounding the physical body is the energy body, which
controls the physical health. After the energy body is the emotional body and mental body, which
governs our emotional and mental health. Pranic Psychotherapy can help fighters overcome
fears, addictions, and limited thinking.
It was Musashi who said, "The greatest warriors are those who are the greatest healers." In
much the same way that Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kun Do, GrandMaster Choa has combined the
essence of many healing and meditational modalities such as chi kung, reiki, and "laying on
hands" to optimize and refine Pranic Healing.
Pranic Healing is helping martial artists in over 30 countries learn how to heal and to develop all
sides of the warrior and monk within us. In a tw0-day seminar, you will learn how to heal without
touching and make training injuries a thing of the past. Later, students are able to study Arhatic
Yoga, unwritten Tibetan Meditation.
Next year, after only four years of studying, I should be learning how to meditate in snow and
melt it. And, in doing it, achieve higher levels of spiritual development and inner peace. Today,
there are hospitals abroad, which are medicineless, and treat people without touch using Pranic
Healing to treat cancer and other conditions. In the U.S., hospitals and medical schools are now
starting to teach and embrace Pranic Healing.
How To Learn: The best way to learn how to feel energy centers is in a Pranic Healing class.
Pranic Healing students are taught to test everything. To be able to do this, the Certified
Instructor will activate your hands and several energy centers making energy easy to feel and
use. Until your hands are activated try this simple experiment to feel energy centers. Put your
tongue on your palate and smile; do 15 sqauts; hold your hands out facing each other about six
inches apart (as if you were holding a grapefruit); concentrate on your fingers and palms; do
slow, deep diaphragmatic breathing for 30-45 seconds.
The palm charkas (energy centers) with use or after activation become very sensitive. To feel
(scan) a chakra, face your partner and move your hands from about five feet inward (use the
corresponding chart to imagine where there is a chakra). As you move in, stop at the point where
you feel pressure (if not, do the sensitivity exercise again) and you will feel the size of the
chakra. These energy centers feel like subtle "pressure or a magnet". With time you will feel
their movement and various properties of the chakra. You can feel a potential instructor's
energy body and energy centers and see just how much he really knows.
Since Pranic Healing is a healing-based system for developing oneself spiritually, it is a perfect
complement to balance the energy of most martial artists. If you were to scan the lower energy
centers of most chi gung practicioners and most external martial artists, their lower energy
centers are overdeveloped and the upper centers are underdeveloped. This puts great tension on
the body's energy system and on the underlying physical body.
Therefore, you should seek balance in your life, training, and energy systems. Pranic Healing
will give you the skills to achieve this. For more information on Pranic Healing, or hosting a
seminar call (949) 249-3359, or check out the website at www.pranichealingoc.com..
Author: Daniel O'Hara