As a participant of Prana Dynamics master program, I wanted to share a little about my experience so far. My background prior to this class was mainly qigong. Earlier in life, I studied martial arts including Judo and Hung gar. My reasons for doing the Master Program were to learn about the internal arts and to open up more intuitively. I really had no interest in using what I learn to fight. I am getting a bit old for that. Becoming a Jedi Knight sounded pretty cool, however. “These are not the drones you’re looking for, move along”.
Like most students, I started practicing Prana Dynamics from the mind. I was fortunate to be able to enlist my wife to help with the exercises. Multiple times a day I would practice rooting and once a day would attempt the partner drills. I could not get any of them to work. I sent videos to Howard to help me diagnose myself. Howard gave me very helpful feedback but I still struggled.
Slowly I started to release more and more tension in my body. I worked on sensing how it felt to drop into the ground. I felt like I was making some progress on the sensing part but the drills still eluded me. Howard suggested I contact Frank Markert.
I contacted Frank and set up a zoom meeting. I had no idea what I was getting into but I knew I needed some help. Frank helped me learn to root clearly and used his amazing intuition to diagnose the parts of my body that had tension and where in my alignment was causing fragmentation. I am familiar with distance energy work but I did not expect this when I started having sessions with Frank. From the first day, I knew I had to continue with these zoom meetings.
Slowly I started to get some drills to work just a little. I believe my first success was using the ball and trying the bypass exercise. Over the course of a couple of months, I consistently can get my wife to respond with the two-handed drill where she holds my arms or I hold hers and we work on inflation and deflation. The static drills are harder for me and we do still try them but the inflation is where I have the most success right now. With Franks help, I was able to do the synchronization drill once and it was effortless. I am still working on this and the other drills.
I want to publicly thank Howard for sharing this gift with us and teaching from his heart.
I also want to thank Frank for his continued guidance and support. Without his help, I doubt I would be as far along as I am. He has such a big heart and teaches from a place of love. If you are struggling I highly recommend contacting Frank.
I wish you all well as you progress with Prana Dynamics.