What are the 5 Prana’s and how understanding this is key to your wellbeing

November 8th, 2022

Prana is energy and it is vital to our life force, vitality and it exists through us as humans and through the entire universe. It also helps to regulate our body functions such as our breathing and digestion. The flow of prana through our bodies helps us to operate in a harmonious level. But a block in our prana can cause a number of issues.

Saleem Ullah is going to be holding an event at the Isbourne on 23rd November 2022 at 7pm looking at some self-help techniques that can be used to improve optimism, positivity and bring about positive self-esteem using MCKS Pranic Healing. All of these techniques are supported by an understanding of energy and how this can affect your physical and emotional wellbeing. When you know how to harness this energy you can change your current state and improve the way you think, feel and act.

In order to understand prana a little better it is important that you know there are different types of energy. Here they are for you to take a deeper look at the five pranas.


This energy supplies the human body with oxygen, and it flows from our nostrils down to our hearts. It is the most subtle form of energy within our bodies but is vitally important. It is through the breathwork that is associated with practices such as yoga and meditation that we can regulate the flow of prana and encourage it to move through any blockages that we may currently have.  It is linked to the Anhata chakra.


This type of prana is associated with the lower part of the body. It reaches from the navel down to the soles of the feet. Apana helps to regulate the elimination process throughout the body. Encouraging Apana to flow through the body can help to regulate elimination and provide for a healthier digestive function. It is linked to the Muladhara chakra.


Vyana flows through our nerve channels and it has an effect on the whole of the body. It assists the movement of substances throughout the body. When this flow of energy is blocked it can bring about feelings of disconnection with the outside world and a sensation of racing thoughts in the mind. It is linked to the Swadhisthana chakra.


This type of prana ascends from the heart to the head and the brain. It is linked with the concept of a rising Kundalini. It is this form of energy that helps us to move from the conscious, awakened state, through to sleep and into deep sleep. Udana can become affected when we experience levels of high stress and anxiety. It is linked to the Vishuddhi chakra.


This energy flow connects two of our chakras – the Anahata and Manipura chakras. It is the energy that is associated with nutrition across the body. The quality of the food that we eat can have an impact in Samana and its flow throughout of bodies.

There is so much that can be learnt from becoming aware of the flow of energy through our bodies and how this impacts on our daily lives.

If you would like to book on Saleem’s event you can find out more information at https://www.isbourne.org/events/in-house-3-easy-steps-to-a-healthier-happier-mind

Saleem is a Pranic Healing Instructor based in Bristol, Avon www.pranichealing.works