The Hindu-Yogi Science Of Breath eBook

Yogi Ramacharaka
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(6) Healing others.

We cannot take up the question of the psychic treatment of disease by prana in detail in this book, as such would be foreign to its purpose.  But we can and will give you simple, plain instructions whereby you may be enabled to do much good in relieving others.  The main principle to remember is that by rhythmic breathing and controlled thought you are enabled to absorb a considerable amount of prana, and are also able to pass it into the body of another person, stimulating weakened parts and organs and imparting health and driving out diseased conditions.  You must first learn to form such a clear mental image of the desired condition that you will be able to actually feel the influx of prana, and the force running down your arms and out of your finger tips into the body of the patient.  Breathe rhythmically a few times until the rhythm is fairly established, then place your bands upon the affected part of the body of the patient, letting them rest lightly over the part.  Then follow the “pumping” process described to the preceding exercise (Self-Healing) and fill the patient full of prana until the diseased condition is driven out.  Every once in a while raise the hands and “flick” the fingers as if you were throwing off the diseased condition.  It is well to do this occasionally and also to wash the hands after treatment, as otherwise you may take on a trace of the diseased condition of the patient.  Also practice the Cleansing Breath several times after the treatment.  During the treatment let the prana pour into the patient in one continuous stream, allowing yourself to be merely the pumping machinery connecting the patient with the universal supply of prana, and allowing it to flow freely through you.  You need not work the hands vigorously, but simply enough that the prana freely reaches the affected parts.  The rhythmic breathing must be practiced frequently during the treatment, so as to keep the rhythm normal and to afford the prana a free passage.  It is better to place the hands on the bare skin, but where this is not advisable or possible place them over the clothing.  Vary above method occasionally during the treatment by stroking the body gently and softly with the finger tips, the fingers being kept slightly separated.  This is very soothing to the patient.  In cases of long standing you may find it helpful to give the mental command in words, such as “get out, get out,” or “be strong, be strong,” as the case may be, the words helping you to exercise the will more forcibly and to the point.  Vary these instructions to suit the needs of the case, and use your own judgment and inventive faculty.  We have given you the general principles and you can apply them in hundreds of different ways.  The above apparently simple instruction, if carefully studied and applied, will enable one to accomplish all that the leading “magnetic healers” are able to, although their “systems” are more or less cumbersome and complicated.  They are using prana ignorantly and calling it “magnetism.”  If they would combine rhythmic breathing with their “magnetic” treatment they would double their efficiency.

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