The Three Different Systems of Energy Healing

The Three Different Systems of Energy Healing

While browsing the New Age section of your favorite bookstore, you have probably run across some exotic-sounding terms such as “chakra”, “prana”, “aura”, and “tantra”. These are terms that you would find in books dealing with energy healing.

Let us compare three of the different types of energy healing, shall we?

PRANIC: The word ‘Chakra’ or ‘energy center’ is used in an ancient Hindu system of energy healing called Pranic healing. “Prana” means life energy. So, Pranic healing is the healing of life energy. Another term used in Pranic healing is “Aura” An “Aura” is the energy which surrounds our physical bodies. That energy is said to be made up of seven layers. These seven layers consist of an individual’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects and are manifested by energy.

There are six colors associated with aura. Each one of these colors also coincides with a different personality trait. All are present in everyone, but each person has one or two which are stronger and this is what gives you your own unique personality.

Green – ambitious achieverBlue – spiritual peacemakerWhite – unconventional chameleonRed – activist, Orange – creative communicator, Violet – psychic

TANTRA: The second method of energy healing that we will discuss, athough usually associated with the peculiar practice of sex and spirituality, is called Tantric healing. One recurring theme in Tantric writings on sex and spirituality is the concept of being “connected”. That is – everything is connected to everything else. As a method of healing, the connectivity of spirituality and sex figure prominently. In sex, it is assumed that when a man and a woman achieve orgasm, they reach spiritual levels and are connected. Thus, with this connection, the body and mind can rid itself of any impurities. These impurities are negative energies and can, in turn, manifest as physical ailments.

REIKI: A third type of energy healing is Reiki or Universal Energy. Universal energy is an energy brought forth by higher intelligence, IE. The Universe. Students of Reiki are taught how they can use the energy of The Universe to assist in healing physical, emotional, and mental illnesses. It is relatively younger than Pranic and Tantric healings, having been rediscovered in the early 1900’s. Unlike Pranic and Tantric healings, which have Hindu origins, Reiki got it’s start in Japan.

Pranic, Tantra, and Reiki may all be similar systems of energy healing. However, they differ in the type of energy that is tapped for healing: life, sexual, and universal respectively.


Michelle A. Hoffmann is a Work at Home mother of 4, chandler, website designer, internet marketer, writer, photographer, ezine editor/publisher/owner as well as wife to Internet marketing consultant, Udo A. Hoffmann.  You can visit her website at

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