Barbra Brady

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Pranic Footprint: Taking Responsibility for the Energy You Generate

In It's Not About the Asana on January 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Part II

In the Tantric tradition of yoga, we understand that energy follows thought. Thought matters. That that you think, you unleash. It matters what kind of energy you send out into the world. A projection of energy can happen with a mere thought.

Step mindfully. Just as it is harmful to leave behind a carbon footprint, and we can typically lessen that load in the course of our day-to-day world, the quality of prana you leave behind can be harmful. Negative energy set forth by ill thoughts, unkind words, and wrong action has its imprint. Sticks, stones, and words can hurt.

Recall a time you stepped into a room and immediately felt unwelcome, sensed a certain repulsive force. One unseen, but surely felt. That’s negative pranic energy left behind by a negative thought, word, or action, likely unwittingly by the generating party. Think: Bad Vibes. Getting the icky idea?

Conversely, we can choose to leave a positive pranic footprint. You know how you feel better just being in the presence of some people? Even in passing on the sidewalk? We sense a calm, an open space, a feeling that all is well. A kind glance, word, smile–can work magic on those around you. People you don’t even know, or see. This energy also lingers, its footprint beautiful. It is of a quality that leaves the world a better place.

So, think, speak, and do mindfully, dear readers. The energy you save will fill your, and perhaps the world’s reserves of happiness.

State of Union Address: What's Your Pranic Footprint?

In It's Not About the Asana on January 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm

For my 2011 State of Union Address (i.e., State of Yoga), I’d like to bring attention to Pranic Footprint. President Obama made mention of greening up our energy in his State of the Union address. But what about our pranic energy? Do we stop to consider the impact our own energy has on our environment?

If you’re not clear where I’m headed with this, think about the last time you were in a room with one or more hyper people, or on the freeway with other drivers very determined to move ahead. Maybe you’ve witnessed someone enter a room seeping negativity, or know someone who drains your energy to the point you cannot bare to be around them. Their energetic drain depletes you long after you’ve parted company. Know the icky, uncomfortable, Get me outta here feeling?

This is what I mean by pranic footprint. Just like a carbon footprint, the energy we bring to a thought, action, word, situation, or even a room has its effects. The energy we bring lingers. In some cases this imprint has a half-life of many lives. In a time when we are more aware, and cautious of, the impact of our material consumption and expenditures, what if we all become equally mindful of where–and how–we put our energy?

to be continued…