Living on Prana – Yogi Lives Seven Decades Without Food or Water1 May, 2010 at 11:10 | Posted in Funny things :-), Science, Spirituality | 4 Comments
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To us in the West, this is a scientific miracle. In the East, it’s not unusual to live on prana if you are a “real” yogi. The universal life energy is called prana in India and qi in China.
I know that there were Westerners who tested this in the ninety’s, with better and worse results – the “Living on Light” movement. The ones I heard of drank or ate small amounts of coffee! and chocolate! since they were not free from desire for this. Then I heard no more about them until I read an article in a Swedish newspaper from 2009 about living on air, “Att leva på luft“. It’s a good article that speaks about how Jasmuheen actually didn’t make it when a TV-team tried her ability to survive without eating or drinking.
“When the Australian “60 Minutes” in October 1999 challenged Jasmuheen and shut her in a hotel room in Brisbane for a few days, which really only should have been an interesting variety of air to enjoy, it went completely out of control.
After only 48 hours the television team’s doctor noticed that Jasmuheen suffered from dehydration and high blood pressure. Jasmuheen herself explained that the air inside the room was not so good, so after three days the team moved her to a location in the hills, a good distance from the nearest town.
But again it didn’t work for Jasmuheen. After four days, she had lost six kilograms in weight and her speech was becoming more and more drawled, pulse rushed high and when the doctor finally was concerned that her kidneys could take permanent damage the filming was suspended.
Although at least three people had died after reading Jasmuheens books and tried to follow their guru, the author herself has never wanted to take any responsibility for the deaths. Instead, she said, in one of the deaths, the woman “did not come from a place with integrity and did not have the right motivation”.”
I do not recommend this method with fasting over a long period since I believe you have to be a truly informed yogi to do it. And a cure for starvation, it is hardly…
Indian Man Lives Seven Decades Without Food or Water
A hermit in India’s Ahmedabad City claims to have survived without food and water for the last 70 years.
The Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences is carrying out a study on Prahlad Jani at a private hospital to understand the phenomenon behind his claim.
He will be kept under observation at the hospital for the next 15 days and will go through a number of tests.
[Dr. G. Ilavazhagan, Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences]:
“This may help in working out strategies for survival without food and water when it is not available, for example, in natural calamities, people face this situation. Similarly, our soldiers may also face this situation when they are left in the deserts or in forest or in high altitude areas.”
A neurophysician says Jani’s survival is miraculous.
[Sudhir Shah, Neurophysician]:
“A person can live without food and water for three, four, seven to 12 days and we have studied during …fasting in the past that people have done fasting for 16 or 30 days, but they were taking water after eight days and certainly they pass urine but this case is a unique phenomena.”
Some tests on his brain revealed that it resembled that of a 25-year-old person.
Jani has also claimed he has a hole in his palate and through his head where a drop or two of nectar passes that helps him survive.
Initial test reports confirmed Jani’s body has undergone a biological transformation due to yoga exercises.
Doctors also said there was no sign of fatigue or any other problem with the hermit, and he still prefers using stairs to the elevator.
Not much is known about Jani’s family since he had left home at the age of seven and wandered in jungles.
More articles: Researchers Find Miracles in Yogi’s Fasting
“Everything is the guru’s own statements, but at a hospital in the Indian state of Gujarat has Jani been locked in for two weeks, with a sealed toilet and studied through a glass window, and with surveillance cameras. He seems to have survived only on air.
When Jani on Thursday was released from his isolation, were the doctors baffled.
- He is fresh and keen. What is truly astonishing, and something we have no explanation for, is that he has not passed stools or urine. To my knowledge, that is medically unprecedented, says one of the doctors who examined the guru.”