Ananda Sangha Healing Prayer Circle

Paramhansa Yogananda taught specific techniques for awakening the divine healing energy that flows within each individual. These techniques have been found to overcome physical, mental and spiritual diseases including serious illnesses. He emphasized that we should use our God-given powers to heal ourselves and others, but not think of these powers as our own.

Master Blessing in Beverly HillsYogananda’s healing techniques use “…the scientific use of concentration and affirmations for healing inharmonies of body, mind and soul through reason, will, feeling and prayer.” He emphasized that the darkness cannot remain where the Light is present. Attunment to the Divine Light (which is present in every atom of creation) through meditation, prayer and affirmation can drive away the darkness of disease in a person’s body, mind and soul.

He recommended that we approach God as His child with faith and trust and prayer with devotion until all our doubts fall away. When we feel Divine Joy permeating our entire being then we know that God is responding to our prayers and He will heal us according to divine will in the way that is needed for our highest good.

Healing prayers are sent to others by drawing on God’s unlimited energy and then projecting it to the person in need.

Paramhansa Yogananda taught specific techniques for awakening the divine healing energy that flows within each individual. These techniques have been found to overcome physical, mental and spiritual diseases including serious illnesses. He emphasized that we should use our God-given powers to heal ourselves and others, but not think of these powers as our own.

Yogananda’s healing techniques use “…the scientific use of concentration and affirmations for healing inharmonies of body, mind and soul through reason, will, feeling and prayer.” He emphasized that the darkness cannot remain where the Light is present. Attunment to the Divine Light (which is present in every atom of creation) through meditation, prayer and affirmation can drive away the darkness of disease in a person’s body, mind and soul.two_pink_tulips1-420x420

He recommended that we approach God as His child with faith and trust and prayer with devotion until all our doubts fall away. When we feel Divine Joy permeating our entire being then we know that God is responding to our prayers and He will heal us according to divine will in the way that is needed for our highest good.

Healing prayers are sent to others by drawing on this unlimited divine energy and then projecting it to the person in need.

“Father, Thy unlimited and all-healing Power is in me.
Manifest thy Light through the darkness of my ignorance.”
— Paramhansa Yogananda

Healing Prayer Requests

The Healing Prayer Circle is blessed to pray for you and your loved ones. If you, or someone you care for, is experiencing a health challenge or difficult life situation, we can pray for them at a distance. You may submit prayer requests for physical, mental, or spiritual well-being. Email your request to: healing@anandaindia.org.

What others have said in using Yogananda’s healing prayer techniques:

“A vibrant powerful way to spread the healing light to others in need.”
-A.L.

“Magnificent and uplifting [techniques] that soothes the soul and connects the soul with the Divine energy within yourself, others, and all things in our lives.”
-V.O.

“I feel God’s grace flowing through me when I use Yogananda’s techniques to send healing energy to others in need of prayers. I feel like I am the one receiving a healing.”
-L.N.

Yogananda’s Healing Prayer Techniques

Prepare for these techniques with prayer and meditation, calming the mind and asking God that Divine Will be done. Feel God’s presence as the source of all healing energy and visualize as clearly as possible the person receiving this blessing.

Yogananda often prayed to the Divine Mother aspect of God since She seems more accessible to us, Her Divine Children as She radiates mercy, compassion and unconditional Love.

Two Short Healing Prayer Techniques

1. Repeat the following: “Divine Mother, Thou art omnipresent. Thou art in all Thy children Thou art in (name). Manifest Thy healing presence in his/her body, mind, and soul.”
Then rub the palms together briskly, hold up your hands and chant Aum three times sending healing energy to that person as long as you feel to do so.

2. After meditating, draw the energy into the arms and hands by rubbing the hands together briskly and then visualize the person before you. Chant Aum mentally or aloud three times while deeply concentrating on God’s blessings flowing out to them. Hold them in that light for as long as you wish.

Prayer for Planetary Healing

It is important to note here that one can pray for world peace without being drawn into judgements that can happen around complex political issues.

The beauty of prayer is that you don’t need to know the answer to the many questions that arise in one’s mind in order to pray effectively.

Ultimately, we all want peace and harmony in the world.

Visualization for Planetary Healingearth
First, prepare yourself by invoking the loving presence of God and the Divine Spirit to be within you and to flow through your prayers. Ask to feel the Light of Divine Love in your heart. (It is very important to start with this reverence to the Infinite, for then we draw on that eternal source of energy, and we don’t simply drain our own self as we send healing energy). God is the healer; we are His willing instruments.

Next, rub your hands together vigorously to wake up the energy, and then lift the hands (palms outward) to a comfortable height to send healing. Ask for this sacred healing energy to flow through your hands so that you may lovingly serve a greater reality.Feel Light and Divine Power flowing through you as you serve as an instrument of God’s healing grace.

Visualize the Earth floating between your hands. (It is helpful to think of those beautiful photos taken from outer space in which the atmosphere around the earth is reminiscent of an aura.) See the aura of the Earth filled with harmony and Light. Gently move your hands in space over the earth, sending divine healing light of God to all areas.

See the physical aspect of the planet happy and healthy. Send healing Light as you visualize clear waters in the oceans, lakes and streams. See divine light nourishing the green plants and trees of the earth. See life force flowing to all of the many creatures. Think of the atmosphere of the earth to be fresh and sparkling with vitality.

Visualize light and love flowing through all people of all races, nations and faiths. Ask Divine Mother to bless all souls, and see them all living together harmoniously, united in Divine Love and Light.

Chant: AUM AUM AUM

“The instrument is blessed
by that which flows through it.”
— Paramhansa Yogananda

Resources

Scientific Healing Affirmations By Paramhansa Yogananda

The Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda

Affirmations for Self-healing by Swami Kriyananda