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I started Prana Matters to share my personal experience with Master Choa Kok Sui's teachings and introduce people to Pranic Healing - powerful techniques to manipulate prana (life energy) to improve people's health and quality of life at all levels.
Our vision is to alleviate the suffering of humanity by being an active player in the implementation of Master Choa Kok Sui's Great Vision as stated in The Origin of Modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga book, starting with producing one Pranic Healer for every family.Our mission is to help those in need by facilitating Pranic Healing sessions, classes, meditation events, study groups and the propagation of general information so it can spread rapidly and properly. I'm an Associate Pranic Healer originally from Brazil, currently organizing events in the Seattle area and doing distant healing sessions on people anywhere in the world.

perpetual student committed to spiritual growth, I've been studying and practicing Pr…
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The "F" word

'How to let go of anger and resentment?'

I recently stumbled upon this question while randomly browsing an online forum. The person mentioned that years ago someone made up a rumour about him/her and to this day he/she is still in a lot of pain about it.

"Use the 'F' word: Forgiveness", I said.

The power of forgiveness cannot be emphasized enough.

In this post I will briefly share some practical info on why and how to forgive. The mental understanding of the reasons one should practice forgiveness, allied with the practice of the proper technique make an amazing combination one can use to develop long-lasting inner peace and healing on multiple levels.
Why to forgive? It is widely acknowledged by healthcare practitioners of today that emotions play a big part in physical health, even though most of the practitioners themselves do not fully understand the mechanism behind it.

From the energetic standpoint, Master Choa Kok Sui explains that negative emotions suc…

It is in giving that we receive

I remember long ago hearing stories about this distant cousin who claimed his prosperity was a consequence of the regular donations he had been making for years. It was not uncommon for him to encourage people to give away up to 30% of their income! "Easy for a multi-millionaire like you", I would think. Today I wish I had considered his track-record and learned this lesson earlier, as it goes way beyond material and financial prosperity.
Fast-forward a couple decades, there I was on the phone catching up after so many years with that friend who had just recently introduced me to Pranic Healing. I remember telling him the story of a person who had been quite nasty to me - at least in my opinion back then - and to my surprise, instead of doing what all my other friends had done by reinforcing my victim mentality, he simply said "unless and until you forgive this person for what they have done to you, you will not have peace".
Of course, I didn't like that advic…

An Inevitable Trend

I recently had the privilege to watch Dr. Deepak Chopra talk about his most recent book, Meta Human - Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. A medicine professor at some of the top universities in the United States and author of several best-sellers, Dr. Chopra is well known for his studies on spiritual health, the mind-body connection and blending Eastern philosophy with Western medicine.

Listening to him reminds me of Master Choa Kok Sui's quote on the union between science and spirituality, a trend He deems to be inevitable.

"At the present moment, science sometimes seems to be incompatible with spirituality. What we call science is actually physical science. What we call spirituality is actually the inner sciences or sciences not dealing with the physical world. The process of the union between science and spirituality is already in progress. This can be seen in the field of quantum physics merging with mysticism, in homeopathy, in acupuncture, feng shui, chi kung, vibratio…

"I'm interested in practicing meditation, where do I start?"

More and more frequently people approach me with this question.

Interestingly enough, asking it back in 2011 was what launched me into my Pranic Healing journey. I was then introduced to the Meditation on Twin Hearts, a simple but powerful technique I still practice on a daily basis as it continues to enhance my life. This is the technique I'll be sharing with you in this post.

The Meditation on Twin Hearts, given to us by Master Choa Kok Sui, is a precious teaching. But no matter how many words I use in an attempt to convince you of that, you will only truly know after experiencing the benefits for yourself. It's one thing to understand a subject intellectually. It's a much deeper thing to understand it from personal experience.

In a nutshell, the technique consists in forming the intention of projecting energies of peace from your hands to the planet Earth for a few minutes, and then relaxing the hands on your lap while mentally chanting a mantra and focusing on a point…

From skeptical software engineer to Pranic Healing teacher

I discovered Pranic Healing by chance, about 9 years ago in Brazil, where I'm originally from.

As a successful software engineer for almost two decades now, I used to be very skeptical about life energy, spirituality and esoteric teachings, and would hardly consider studying anything that was not fully endorsed by western science.

One day I stumbled upon an article featuring a Harvard research on the benefits of meditation and became very curious about it. It was early 2011, so as a "New Year's resolution" I decided I would learn to meditate and figure out for myself if that was something I could use to improve the functioning of my brain, my memory and my emotional control. Little did I know that so much more would come!

I was lucky to know the perfect person to point me in the right direction on these matters. This childhood friend of mine is still one of the most brilliant minds I've ever met, and I remembered he once told me one of his dreams was to scientif…

Meditations and meditations

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine shared an 8-minute video on "neuroscience and meditation". The speaker, a renowned neuroscientist and long time practitioner of Zazen, mentioned the existence of thousands of studies on meditation. She brought up potential advantages and drawbacks of practicing and, although she ultimately recommends the practice of meditation, she concluded that the measured effects are usually mild.

I told my friend that in my opinion the woman's points were quite shallow. The bigger problem lies on the generalized definition she makes of the term "meditation". That's just as vague and imprecise as putting "Michael Phelps' olympic workout" and "an old person's 10-minute daily walk through the corridors of a hospital" in the same bucket labeled "physical exercise" and then attempting to arrive at precise, meaningful conclusions applicable to all. Not all meditations are created equal.

Besides, ev…