The 8th Body: The Pranic Body

The Pranic Body is what controls the breath and takes in Prana, the vital force that energizes the mind, body, and consciousness. When you breathe, you are feeding your Pranic Body. A weak Pranic Body may manifest as low levels of vitality, fatigue, stress, anxiety, fear, illness, and depression. A strong Pranic Body gives you energy, vitality, fearlessness, prosperity, and natural healing talents. Prana is the food of the soul which comes through the air we breathe and enriches us from the inside out.


Resources to Support Working with the Pranic Body

Mantras: Spotify Playlist for the Pranic Body

Health Tips:

The Pranic Body can become imbalanced through:

  • not sleeping enough
  • eating high levels of acidic or processed foods
  • dehydration
  • alcohol use
  • not getting enough exercise


The Pranic Body is strengthened by:

  • Aerobic exercise
  • All forms of pranayama


Kundalini Kriyas:

Develop Your Pranic Energy
This is a powerful exercise to develop your pranic energy and remove tension. It is a 5-minute meditation at most.

Meditation for a Stable Self
This meditation is intended to stabilize the Pranic Body. This leads to a fuller sense of Self, better judgment, and a more stable mental outlook. We often have conscious or subconscious fears, which make us jumpy and irregular in our judgment and in our trust of the inner self. This meditation works to remove our knee-jerk fear reactions and make us steady.

Pran Bandha Mantra Meditation
Pran Bandha Mantra means that mantra, or sound combination, that collects, binds, and commands the life force or prana. Pavan is the air, the breath, the carrier of prana, or the life force. This is God in action. 

Adjust Your Flow – The Four U’s
This set invigorates you by adjusting your Pranic Body with your Auric Body. These postures are called the 4 U’s and they are “for you.” They set the nervous system to withstand the pressures of society and challenges of the times.

Kriya for Clarity of Thought and Expanding Lung Capacity
Prana enters our body through the breath of life. Air is not prana, but it is the medium for prana. The purpose of the lungs is to clean the air, extracting both the pranic energy and the oxygen. Oxygen purifies the blood. The prana gives life.

3 Stroke Breath for Health, Energy, and Radiance
Our breath brings us prana – the source of our energy and vitality. The more consciously we practice this pranayama, the more prana we will build.

The 8 Stroke Breath for Energy and Stress Release
This pranayama brings your focus back to the breath. It is said that practicing it every evening for 11 minutes can restore the prana you have consumed throughout the day, and move you from stress to rejuvenation.

Basic Breath Series
The basic breath series is a series of pranayama techniques that gives you a quick lift in energy, increased clarity, and a sense of balance.

The One Minute Breath
The One Minute Breath is a powerful technique that has been used to calm anxiety, worry, and fear, and to develop intuition.

The Caliber of Life Meditation to Totally Recharge You
This meditation is intended to improve your capacity to project your identity and reach excellence in life. It adjusts the projection and the command of the breath. It was originally said to conquer depression and discouragement and to build tremendous strength in the nervous system.

Meditation to Bring Prosperity to Your Life
This is a powerful 3-part pranayama that uses breath, mantra, and meditation to open the heart center. It is through the awakened heart that we attract what’s in our highest good. 

Kriya to Relax and Release Fear
This kriya helps you relax. When you are relaxed, you can access the neutral mind, and assess your situation without fear or other reactive emotions. It is cleansing and uplifting.

Excel, Excel, Fearless Meditation
This meditation is for self-esteem, confidence, and courage.

Kriya for Self-Reliance
Self-reliance will vanish all fear. Fear comes when you are dependent on anything other than your own inner wisdom and higher self. If your self-reliance is strong, you are protected.


3HO International

3HO International

3HO is a nonprofit with a mission to inspire everyone everywhere to realize their full potential through the uplifting experience of Kundalini Yoga.
3HO International

3HO International

3HO is a nonprofit with a mission to inspire everyone everywhere to realize their full potential through the uplifting experience of Kundalini Yoga.