THE understanding of energy, as well as various methods derived to maintain a balance of energy in order to achieve better health, is no stranger to urbanites.
Many are bowled over by the healing power of these practices, those who first experience it may even feel that it is “magical” and “miraculous.”
Behind these energy-based practices is the same ancient knowledge of energy flow within the body in relation to nature, but they vary in approaches and methodologies.
As for Pranic Healing, the approach is very scientific. Prana means life’s force in Sanskrit.
“The grandmaster Choa Kok Sui who developed the system of Pranic Healing was a chemical engineer.
“He spent more than 20 years researching on the subject and he took a scientific approach to the ancient art of energy-based healing,” said the Centre for Prana Yoga and Self Transformation director S. K. Anpalagan.
He said the grandmaster developed protocols — step-by-step ways to handle different ailments – so that one could learn the technique and use it with ease.
“Everyone can learn Pranic Healing, everyone has the ability to heal themselves and others, they just need to discover that they can,” he added.
Master Choa, a Filipino of Chinese descent, started teaching Pranic Healing around the world since 1987. The technique was brought into Malaysia in 2008 with the first centre set up in Brickfields.
Today, it has been relocated to Kelana Jaya to accommodate a bigger crowd, while two other centres have been established in Ipoh and Penang.
Anpalagan, an engineer in the oil and gas industry, is now a full-time instructor at the centre after experiencing the effectiveness of Pranic Healing in treating his high blood pressure.
The two other full-time instructors are Pramila Krishnamurthy and Hengameh Fazeli. Pramila suffered from gastritis for three years before learning Pranic Healing. Hengameh, an Iranian architect, said Pranic Healing was the answer to her questions on life and spirituality.
To date, more than 700 people have attended the Pranic Healing courses, among them doctors, engineers and prominent businessmen.
“I like it that the concepts in Pranic Healing are explained in a clear, scientific manner. You will learn why things are done in a certain way, and that scientific explanation can be applied to other practices for us to understand things better,” said Hengameh.
Pramila also pointed out that Pranic Healing was different from other energy-based healing techniques by teaching practitioners how to “scan” one’s aura to find out the source of problems.
“Pranic Healing also promotes cleansing the dirty energy first before reenergising a person with energy from nature, this is especially useful when it comes to handling emotional and psychological ailments,” she added.
She also highlighted that Pranic Healing was not to replace orthodox medicine, but it could accelerate recuperation.
They said with Master Choa’s structured teaching, it would take only two days to learn the protocols of each of the levels. The basic level would enable the participants to scan the energy, treat simple ailments for themselves and others.
The advance level teaches about colour energy, which means using the properties of colours to be more specific and effective in the healing process. The third level involves psychotherapy to treat the emotionally distressed while level four involves the use of crystals.
The centre offers free healing session every Saturday from 2pm to 5pm. On other days, the healings are conducted at RM500 per 10 sessions.
The centre will hold free healing camps at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall on Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and at the centre, 43A-2, Block D, Zenith 1 Corporate Park, Jalan SS7/26, Kelana Jaya on Sunday, from 2pm to 5pm.
For details, call 012-974 2028 or 03-7887 1028.