What comes to mind with the phrase, “life force”? In yoga, Prana is life force. The foundation of energy. The foundation of being.
Prana is that feeling when you reach the edge of your kinesphere and feel an energetic flush through the body. Prana is that feeling of being whole in your asanas. Prana is that big, easy breath that never reaches the ceiling. Prana is a renewable source of energy for our daily lives that extends beyond the mat.
Have you felt that before?
The terms “high vibration” and “low vibrations” are becoming trendy ways to talk about things that work with us and things that don’t, but they are accurately named. Something with a high vibration would be considered Pranic because it contributes to love, positivity, ease and feelings of belonging. Something with a high vibration is literally vibrating at a higher frequency. Nutritious food, laughter, moderate exercise that stimulates your body, pranayama and yoga kriya are all ways to heighten your vibration and increase your Pranic aura.
In restorative partner yoga, maintaining Pranic integrity is key to a great session. Maintaining breath, posture and energy makes all the difference to the receiver. The invocation of the session is the most important. It is where the receiver energetically invites the practitioner to move their energy and body. The Pranic channels for both must be clear and open, in essence, at the highest possible frequency to begin. Throughout the session, Prana flows and allows energy to be unblocked, moved and redistributed to their natural spaces. See What is restorative partner yoga? or Bodhi Yoga for more information on energetic blockages.
Kiera Lucich is a neural integration specialist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s the owner of Smart Move Wellness, a brain-based wellness company dedicated to educating and training people to heal chronic and trauma-associated pain. For more information visit smartmovewellness.com.