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

Paramhansa Yogananda Healing Techniques Explained

healing-prayersParamhansa 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 include “…the scientific use of concentration and affirmations for healing inharmonies of body, mind and soul through reason, will, feeling and prayer.” He emphasized that darkness cannot remain where the Light exists. 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.

Yogananda recommended that we approach God as His child with faith and trust and pray 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 that 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.

Become a Healing Prayer Angel!group-aumb

We invite you to join the Healing Prayer Angels. Learn Yoganandaji’s techniques for healing at a distance and pray for individuals in need of healing on a daily basis. We currently have about thirty members. Each Healing Prayer Angel receives three names twice in a month and prays for them each day, for example, after his or her sadhana.

Request Healing Prayers

The Healing Prayer Angels are blessed to pray for you and your loved ones. If you, or people you care for, are experiencing health challenges or a difficult life situation, we can pray for them at a distance. You may submit prayer requests for physical, mental, and/or spiritual well-being. Please email your request to us or add your prayers in our Healing Prayer Request book kept in our Healing Prayer room at the Ananda Chennai Centre.

Yogananda’s Healing Prayer Technique

First prepare for this technique 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. See him or her surrounded in God’s healing light and being supported on all levels and able to move through any challenges victoriously.

Repeat the following prayer:

“Divine Mother, Thou art omnipresent.
Thou art in all Thy children.
Thou art in [name of person needing healing].
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.

How to Join In?

If you would like to join the healing prayer angels, please contact Nayaswami Dharmini at the centre and she will help you get started. It would be a joy to add you to the group and is a great service to others!

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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