Wednesday
Feb162011

The Power of the Nine Energizing Breaths

The Power of the Nine Energizing Breaths

When I first went to teach Pranic Healing in Chicago, I was informed that there would be a 92-year-old woman attending the class. I was concerned that she might not be strong enough to do all the practices for two full days. Two local workshop organizers laughed and said, 'She can walk around the block faster than most 30-year-olds!' Then they told me the woman's story. Laura Applegren was diagnosed with breast cancer five decades ago. Her doctors in Wisconsin, where she lived at the time, wanted to perform a mastectomy immediately.  She declined. Shortly thereafter she read an ad in a magazine that said, 'Knowledge is power. Come and learn to breathe in the desert.' It was an ad for the Institute of Mentalphysics. Against her husband's wishes, she took a train and 'learned to breathe' in the desert for a week with Edwin J. Dingle. After practicing the exercises for a while, her cancer was completely gone. She continued the exercises for the next 50 years.

I had Laura lead the class on the Nine Energizing Breaths. Most of the class, which was much younger than Laura, couldn't keep up with her pace.

At the time of her passing- in her sleep, peacefully - Laura still had all her teeth, and didn't need glasses or hearing aids.


- Master Stephen Co