On Replenishing the Pranic Reserve for Long Life . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 29 December 2016; published on 31 January 2017; revised on 13 February 2020
Previously titled: On Replenishing the Pranic Reserve


Dear Ones,


This video is about replenishing the pranic reserve, which is located just beneath the rib cage, using a breathing technique (a pranayam). For the video thumbnail, I turned a sky photo upside down because, upside down, it reminded me of the dome-topped ‘pranic reserve’.

After the video is an extensively edited Summary, which I feel to be better stated than the video. Then after the Summary are additional sections not in the Video …



Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I would like to talk for a minute about replenishing the pranic reserve. You may know about the pranic column, the pranic ‘tube’, which is roughly equivalent, on the pranic energy level, to the spine. The pranic column is the bearer to the body of vital energy that we need, so as to stay alive.

In addition to this, there is the pranic reserve … which is, on the pranic energy level, a place located just under the bottom of the diaphragm, a muscle that lies under the rib cage, and forms an inverted U … a dome shape … when the stomach is tucked in … [points to ribs and diaphragm] … When the diaphragm muscle contracts, the dome shape flattens out, the chest volume increases, and the lungs inflate. When it relaxes, the opposite happens.

This diaphragm muscle is the top of the ‘pranic reserve’. The reserve extends from the diaphragm, down toward the stomach.

Drawing: “Pranic Reserve,” composite image by Alice B. Clagett, 13 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: black-and-white self portrait from just below the waist to top of head. Fluffy white clouds and sky in the shape of an inverted U, beginning at the bottom of the rib cage and extending downward for about 6 inches. Depth and width of the pranic reserve varies by person.

Drawing: “Pranic Reserve,” composite image by Alice B. Clagett, 13 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: black-and-white self portrait from just below the waist to top of head. Fluffy white clouds and sky in the shape of an inverted U, beginning at the bottom of the rib cage and extending downward for about 6 inches. Depth and width of the pranic reserve varies by person.

One way to activate and charge up the pranic reserve, is to do rapid, forceful breathing, while pumping the navel point in and out, for a few minutes. Do the breath through the nose, with the mouth closed. Then inhale completely, exhale completely, hold the air out, and draw all the internal organs up, so that they exert pressure on the diaphragm. When the held breath and the pressure become a little uncomfortable, then breathe in again.

While the breath is held out, you will feel the pranic reserve filling with energy.

I think that this breath also helps to purify and clean out the spleen chakra (aka splenic chakrasee below), which is located, on an energetic level, beneath the lowest left rib, and which bears vitality globules from the surrounding ethers or atmosphere into the body for distribution for health.

I believe that this breathing, which admittedly is difficult at first, and hard to master, has two benefits

    • It replenishes the pranic reserve,
    • And it clears and cleans out the spleen chakra, and restores it to perfect functioning.

In the old days, they say, the yogis, when they had perfected the technique of storing prana in the pranic reserve, could live for hundreds of years underground, with no air whatsoever … in a state of hibernation, or suspended animation … on the energy of the pranic reserve.

This is a good technique to master, even if the old tales about the hibernating yogis turn out to be a little far-fetched. It is also good if your energy has become depleted and this lack of energy threatens your health and well-being. It is important to get that back in balance the very first thing; a top priority.

How the Spleen Chakra was feeling to me, when I did the pranic reserve replenishment breathing exercise last night … It felt like a tube or organelle on the astral plane, that surfaces to the left side of the body, under the lowest left rib. An organelle that has a diaphragm on it that opens and closes, apparently through will power … but for most people, probably unconscious will power. So when we do the breathing exercise to fill the pranic cavity, it naturally opens up and lets the prana (the vitality globules) in.

Image: “The Etheric Double: Diagram II: The Vitality Globule,” by Arthur E. Powell: http://hpb.narod.ru/Images/etheric19.gif … COMMENT: To me, the image looks like a string of hearts!

That is just my thought on this. I am sure others will have more detail at later times.

[End of video]


The spleen chakra, or spleen centre, is the seat of the kundalini energy. It energizes the sexual organs and heats the blood, which then heats the body. Most people mistakenly believe it is located between the navel point and the basal chakra. In point of fact, it is above and to the left of the navel point, beneath the lowermost left rib, and deep inside the body.

In this lateral view, the spleen chakra is labeled the ‘spleen centre’, Notice how it opens up deeper inside the body than the other major chakras …

Citation: “The Astral Body,” by A. E. Powell, 1973, available at http://www.amazon.com … “The Etheric Double: Diagram XIII: Man and His Etheric Centers,” by Arthur E. Powell, page 56. You can search Google for this image as well; at last look, it was on pinterest, but posting the link causes Google to block this web page, possibly due to complaints regarding copyright infringement by pinterest.

The names of the chakras in the above image are different from those generally used today. Here is a list, with today’s name first, followed by the name in the image, in parentheses …

  • Crown Chakra (Top of the Head Centre),
  • Third-Eye Point (Between the Eyebrows Centre),
  • Throat Chakra (Throat Centre),
  • Heart Chakra (Heart Centre),
  • Spleen Chakra or Organelle (Spleen Centre)
  • Sacral Chakra or Sex Chakra (missing in the Powell drawing, possibly due to the mores of the time),
  • Navel Point (Navel Centre), and
  • Basal Chakra (Base of the Spine Centre).

In this similar lateral view, the diaphragm and the nerves (including the splenic plexus) are labeled, but the chakras are not labeled. I have some reservations regarding the way in which the chakras are drawn in this image …

Image: Lateral view of the chakras, including the Spleen Chakra … http://www.minhtrietmoi.org/Theosophy/CWLeadbeater/Chakras-CWL_files/image015.jpg ..

In this frontal view, the chakras shown as circles, from top to bottom, are …

  • Crown Chakra, Third-Eye Point, Throat Chakra, Heart Chakra (depicted as slightly on the left side of the person, corresponding to the location of the physical heart), Spleen Chakra or Organelle (under the lowermost left rib, from the point of view of the person pictured, and not the person viewing the picture), Navel Point (with ‘spokes’) and Basal Chakra …

Image: Chakras, frontal view … https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f7/75/5b/f7755b4d109d2e24436ce436a138cfdd.jpg ..

It seems to me that the above image may be showing the Basal Chakra where I would put the Sacral or Sex Chakra, and possibly mistaking the latter to be the Spleen Chakra or Organelle.


I have found there are certain acupressure points associated with the Spleen Chakra. When these points are out of balance, they will cause a dull ache at the place where the energetic imbalance occurs. You can locate them that way; and in fact, you can locate any acupressure points that need work that way.

In the case of the Spleen Chakra, there are two major points on the underside of the lowest left rib, near the center of the rib. There is a row of minor points around the side of that same rib, proceeding all the way round to the back part of the same rib, where you will find two more major acupressure points.

  • If any of these points are aching, then beginning with the point that aches most, apply gentle fingertip pressure until the ache stops.
  • Then you will feel another ache on the same line of points (under the lowermost left rib). Keeping the pressure on the first point, place another fingertip on the new acupressure point and apply gentle pressure there as well.
  • After a time the first point will cease to ache. It may be that another point on this same line of points will begin to ache. If so, then release pressure on the first acupressure point. Continue to hold gentle fingertip pressure on the second point, and at the same time apply gentle fingertip pressure to the third point. And so on.

You may need to repeat this technique for a few days, until the energy balance in this line of acupressure points re-establishes itself.

It may be necessary to go to a doctor of Western medicine, with adjunctive help from a certified acupressurist or acupuncturist, if self-help does not return your body to balance.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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spleen chakra, vitality, pranic reserve, pranic column, central vertical power current, pranayam, healing, breathing technique, suspended animation, health, hibernation, acupressure, sacral chakra, sexual chakra, long life, longevity, health, Arthur E. Powell, School of Theosophy, drawings by Alice,

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