What is Prana? (प्राण)

Prana is a Sanskrit word that translates to ‘vital life’.  Prana is the universal  principle of energy or force. Heat, light, electricity, magnetism are manifestations of prana. It is supplied by food, water, air, solar energy, etc. The supply of prana is taken up by the nervous system. The prana in the air is absorbed by breathing. The excess is stored in the brain and nerve centers. Did you ever feel sensations in your yoga practice that felt as though the wave of prana moved you? Why does a balanced yoga practice effect you on more than just physical level?

In all traditions of ancient yoga, including the Saraswati lineage, carried on by Yogasphere, we are told there are 72,000 nadis or pathways that prana flows through as it manifests from the formless. As these 72,000 channels are cleared out, prana has a chance to manifest from the universal spirit and find a natural expression of joy and happiness when it reaches the surface of thought and action. Thought is the basis of action and prana is the basis of thought.  Allowing prana to flow freely with organic movement manifests a source of thought that is beyond time and space, taping into the universal consciousness.

In that pure space, anything is possible.

Yogasphere offers an amazing space to experience full awakening of prana energy. All of the classes presented by the beautiful teachers, offer a creative flow to tap into your expression of prana in that moment.  To be fully present with the body, mind, and soul, allowing a deeper sense of movement to own you. We have all experienced ‘being in our own way’ at some point in life, therefore surrendering to the breath and allowing it to move you is where the healing takes place.

Foods that are untouched in the most pure form have highest levels of prana. Try incorporating more colorful foods from mother earth, having a loving clear flow of energy where your food in prepared, and last but not least, prayer and loving intentions transferred to your food. Why not save a few cows and try a higher vibe burger?

Prana Filled Quiona Burgers

  • 3 cups of cooked quiona
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup raw, diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • Bread crumbs or rice flour

Cook onions if desired. Combine everything except quinoa and bread crumbs/rice flour in food processor or blender. Mix blended mixture and quinoa together. Divide into “burgers”, roll in bread crumbs or flour to make a “crust”. Pan fry in olive oil or ghee until browned.  Send your loving intentions into the finished burger.  Awesome served on any type of bread, wrap or lettuce/collard wrap.

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson




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