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Do we get a limited amount of prana at birth?

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

For centuries, the concept of prana has been an essential element of Eastern spiritual and philosophical traditions. Prana, often referred to as life force or vital energy, is believed to be the animating force that sustains life and governs our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

One question that has intrigued scholars and spiritual practitioners alike is whether we are allotted a limited amount of prana at birth, or if it is a renewable resource that can be cultivated and replenished throughout our lives.

Understanding Prana

To better comprehend the concept of prana, it is important to understand its origins and significance in Eastern philosophies. Rooted in ancient Indian Vedic texts, prana is a Sanskrit word that translates to "life force" or "vital energy." It is considered the fundamental element that underlies all forms of life and is responsible for maintaining balance and harmony within our bodies and minds.

Prana is often compared to qi (or chi) in Chinese philosophy, where it is believed to flow through meridians or energy pathways in the body. In both traditions, the free flow of this life force is crucial for maintaining good health, while blockages or imbalances can lead to illness and disease.

The idea that each person receives a fixed amount of prana at birth, which then diminishes over time, is a prevalent belief among certain spiritual circles. This theory posits that once our allotted prana is depleted, we experience physical deterioration, illness, and eventually death.

Mother Earth as life source

Many ancient spiritual texts say that we get a limited amount of prana at birth that we use up over life. Since ancient times, spirituals searched for means on how to refuel the initial energy (prana/chi) amount so as to be able to live longer, healthier and happier.

Let’s say we get 100 units of vitality at birth from our parents, but actually we get the vitality from Mother Earth who’s the root source of our body elements and energy. Anyway, through life we spend bit by bit this stock of vitality. This stock of vitality the Chinese spirituality say it’s stored in the 3 dantien (chin. lakes of energy - energy stocks) we have in our body.

Over life, Earth’s lifeforce (kundalini energy) feeds each moment our bodies through the root chakra, a thing that Hinduism and later yoga called it “kundalini”, but they didn’t actually realize it’s Earth lifeforce, they still think it's some mysterious life energy given to humanity by a goddess called Shakti. You find more details about what kundalini energy truly is in another article of mine here.

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Do we get a limited amount of prana at birth?

This Earth’s lifeforce, which Hiduism calls kundalini energy, plus the food and drink we ingest, does refill partially the depleted stock of vitality. Of course that it doesn’t refill completely and we still lose something due to daily activities and emotions, and in 70–80 years the vital stock is completely depleted and we make the grand “exit”, and our soul leaves to prepare for the next life.

Cultivating Prana

Various spiritual practices and traditions emphasize the importance of cultivating and replenishing prana throughout one's life. Yoga, for example, is a practice that seeks to balance and enhance the flow of prana through physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. The very purpose of these practices is to harness and increase prana for improving body vibration and health, which would be futile if we were to believe in a limited supply.

Similarly, in Chinese philosophy, practices like qigong and tai chi are designed to cultivate and balance the flow of qi (comparable to prana) within the body. These practices are based on the premise that our bodies can actively generate and sustain this vital energy, contradicting the idea that we are born with a finite amount.

Furthermore, many traditional healing modalities, such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, focus on restoring the balance of prana or qi to promote health and vitality. These ancient systems of medicine have endured for millennia since they proved in practice they can restore prana in a certain degree, and extend life and preserve health.

Now, if we practice some energy procedures like meditation and other more specific energy procedures like grounding ones, we have the chance to bring in higher energy and hence add some higher energy (prana/chi) to the vitality stock, and thus delay its total depletion and so extend our lifetime and live longer and healthier. Unfortunately, even this process can’t refill 100% of the expended life stock, so in the end our body still gets worn out and die, but just much later and in a much better condition than the average person.

Advanced prana restoring techniques for body immortality

To bring that much higher energy in us I use in my spiritual school of Body & Soul Ascension Mastery some specific energy active procedures that allow a powerful refueling of body energy fields, which are much more powerful than meditation in general and the usual grounding techniques. These techniques help restore one’s health, ensure a safety shield against lower energies around, increase body vibration, make someone more sensitive to energies so as to navigate among life challenges, and so on.

There are even stronger energy procedures to refuel 100%+ our body energies, procedures that were used by very high souls like Babaji and Padmasambhava for instance. These entities had preserved their bodies for hundreds and even thousands of years, and used to pop in and out in front of some people to deliver certain messages. Their special spiritual prana techniques served to improve and maintain their very high body vibration (lightbody) so they could stay in the 5th and 6th dimensions of this planet.

On the other hand, the techniques these souls used to preserve their bodies for so long can’t be used directly by a spiritual, but only after reaching a very high level for their body vibe by using the procedures mentioned above, and only then migrate to their techniques.

Obviously, they got their chakras 100% open, and they use their Lightbody as a vessel to move around, not only in space but also in time, and even between vibration dimensions.

Human bodies are very dense and made of about 50 trillion (thousands of billions) cells and so have a huge inertia in changing, and therefore they need a progression in steps, with procedures being changed along the way accordingly.


You can learn more by reading other posts in this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle than spiritual mainstream, and based on a very long and personal experience and hands-on research, and not from books.

You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed here and get a spiritual diagnostic, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness, and reach into higher dimensions.



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