What Is Sound Healing?

A selection of some of the traditional tools, or instruments, used in sound healing.

New Age or Age Old?

You may have just heard of this new form of healing therapy, and the truth is sound healing is a concept nearly as old as human civilization itself.

For example, with the ancient Greeks, it is well documented how they used sound healing, much like we do today. 

 

From ancient war drums to modern smooth jazz, evidence of how sound can affect our moods and health can be found throughout history and all human cultures. 

So how does sound healing work to help you turn negative feelings and stress into positive emotions and energy? 

Sound is Vibration

 

 

– Eva Jankowski, Emotional Wellness and Empowerment Coach at Inprana

 

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

What Is Energy Healing?

Finding balance for our energies, bodies and souls is the core intent of Energy Healing.

Energy Healing is the study and treatment of one’s energies, the state they are in, and what can be done to naturally heal the body’s use of energy with a wide variety of therapies and techniques.

In ancient times, we referred to these energies as a meridian system, or perhaps the more known concept of the seven chakras.

The seven chakras simply help us conceptualize and understand how energies work within ourselves. They also help us understand how energies affect our wellbeing from the crown (higher consciousness) to the roots (your more primal emotions rooted in the earth).

In more recent years, scientists have discovered that energy is everything and that there are very tangible and observable conversions and effects on our bodies.

With our mental health, we look to optimize our internal energy to best commit it toward healthy and progressive actions in our lives.

…energy healing is really about prioritizing mental health related to our physical wellbeing…

When something inhibits this energy, it can inhibit our physical actions, degrade our daily happiness and essentially leave us feeling fatigued and stuck emotionally.

Energy healing as a practice has dealt with this balance of mental and physical energies since ancient times. In recent times, scientists have confirmed and even invented a medical term to describe this condition as a state of mental depression.

As we learn and discover more truths about the reality of mental health, we seem to be pointed back to our ancient understanding of these emotions, as they connect to the rest of our bodies and the natural world around us.

We can see that energy healing is really about prioritizing mental health related to our physical wellbeing and beyond. In its origins, it is concerned with finding the right internal balance for every part of the body to achieve an ultimate state of wellbeing. Paired with our modern knowledge, it is an even more effective guiding principle for analyzing, rationalizing, and achieving a state of wellbeing in the body.

If you’d like to learn more about Energy Healing, or our Virtual Energy Healing service, and the different ways it relates to the services that we offer at Inprana, please let us know. We’d love to tell you more and help you achieve your ultimate state of wellbeing.

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

What Is “Pranic Energy”?

Large statue of Hanuman, son of Vayu Devata, the lord of winds. Hanuman’s father was also known by the name Prāṇa as well.

It’s 2022, and from all of us at the Inprana clinic, we hope you had a fulfilling and joy-filled holiday season!

To help start things with positive energy this year, let’s pick up from our first entry about the meaning of Inprana as the inspiration and underlying concept that helps inform our services at the clinic.

If you remember from our last blog, Inprana can be most easily translated in English as a word that means “life force.” We also touched on how this concept influences a lot, from our pop culture, to similar thoughts being found around the world like “qi” in ancient Chinese medicine, or in the Latin term “anima,” which roughly translates to “life force” as well.

For today let’s dive a little deeper into the history of “prana” and how it can be categorized as one of the “vāyus,” or “winds” of our body.

While we use the spelling “Inprana” at the clinic to invoke the idea of your life force or pranic energies being in action to help encourage your natural healing process.

Another way to spell prana when dealing with the “vāyus” is “prāṇa.” Prāṇa is considered the basic vāyu. It is one of the five major “winds” itself and is considered the root from which the others arise. Here is a chart that breaks down the five winds for curiosity’s sake. You may notice that just as chakras are concerned with different parts of the body, the vāyus are organized and provide a similar map of the body’s pranic energies.

Name of WindLocationFunction
PrāṇaUpper
body
The vital life force. Leads to a balanced and calm mind and
emotions.
ApānaLower
abdomen
The “diet” life force. Balanced apāna leads to a healthy
digestive and reproductive system.
UdānaMiddle,
throat
Balanced udāna leads to a healthy respiratory system, clarity of speech, healthy mind, and thoughts.
SamānaNavelBalanced samāna leads to a healthy metabolism.
VyānaPulmonary systemBalanced vyāna leads to a healthy heart, circulation and
balanced nerves.
Source: Roots of Yoga, Pg. 191, Mallinson & Singleton

It’s interesting to note from ancient philosophies around the world, to how we incorporate them into our methodology for treatment, the core concepts remain relatively similar. We can see in this light, “Pranic Energy” is simply a way to conceptualize and assess one’s whole body health to encourage their natural healing abilities by promoting the movement of positive energies, and the release of negative ones.

If you’d like to learn more, or in what ways this idea informs the clinic’s services we’d love to tell you more, and are always here to answer your questions.

Stay tuned to our blog Pranic Thoughts as well, as we’ll be exploring our individual services to break down how prana and similar concepts help to holistically inform our work!

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

What Does Inprana Mean?

How our name defines our clinic, and mission as practitioners.

If you’ve read around the website or are looking into some of the services we offer, you may have come across the term “pranic energy” or the concept of “Prana,” let alone our clinic’s name.

But what does prana mean, and how does it tie in our clinic’s name and our mission?

In its original Sanskrit meaning, prana is a word that simply means “breath of life.” Prana is concerned with the energy, or pranic energy, that flows through everything from the sun and connects life together.

If you think this sounds like a certain popular science fiction movie and the “force,” you’re not wrong. In fact, the concept of eastern philosophies surrounding prana and pranic energy are a direct inspiration for many popular culture movies, books and shows.

Much like Yoda’s “Do or do not, there is no try,” the practices informed by pranic energy are very much centred around intent and shifting negative mindsets to create positive realities for a patient.

We can see here that pranic energy is concerned with finding ways to help a patient’s mental and overall health so that their bodies can do the best possible of healing.

When we’re recovering from surgery, an accident, our souls are injured as well from trauma, and we can become flooded with negative energies and the negative emotions and mental states that come with them. This in turn helps stimulate the innate healing mechanisms of the body.

Being “inprana” is a simple extension of the idea that your body should always be in the act of moving energies, or “breathing life,” by breaking up blockages and letting the positive flow through you.

This core concept greatly informs our mission with many of our services. By combining conventional medical practices informed by our understanding and use of pranic energy concepts, we want you to achieve your ultimate level of health.

If you have any questions or want to discuss what kind of treatment plan may be best for you, please let us know, we’d love to help you work on your pranic energy today.

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.