Blog: At Kumbh, a former national basketball captain who is now a cosmic healer

Written By: Nagen Singh WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 20, 2019, 02:07 PM(IST)

With over years of meditation practice, sanyasini Shailja Devi claims she can feel the abnormalities in the energy that surrounds the body. Photograph:( WION )

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Sanyasini Shailja Devi has been practising meditation since she was 19. With her years of practice, she claims she can now feel the abnormalities in the energy that surrounds the body.

Prayagraj's Kumbh Mela is one of the only opportunities to see the reclusive Naga sadhus. These ascetics take a vow of celibacy and renounce worldly possessions. Besides the sadhus, there are many more saints who have been sharing their wisdom and knowledge with the world in the ongoing Mela. I met one such saint who is helping people by healing their minds and bodies with her cosmic practices. 

The shores of Sangam have witnessed the conglomeration of the world’s most learned saints for centuries now. The Mela is touted as the largest religious gathering on the planet. Every nook and corner of the Mela site is studded with akharas set up by sadhus, saints with people gathering to experience their knowledge.

Sanyasini Shailja Devi has been practising meditation since she was 19. A former national basketball captain, she now takes pride in being a cosmic healer and helping people. Devi meditates for hours every day. Born in east Africa, she now lives in Junagadh, Gujrat.  

With her years of practice, she claims she can feel the abnormalities in the energy that surrounds the body.

I visited her camp to experience the cosmic healing. I didn’t tell them about my health issues and asked them if they could them find and heal it.

Shailja Devi explained that cosmic healing works in three steps - scanning, cleansing and energising. With the method of cleansing, the excessive energy of the body is cleaned. It could be just excessive energy, diseases energy or blocked energy. After the cleansing is done, the body is energised. Fresh and healthy 'Prana' or energy is transferred to the body that strengthens and heals it.

She said that cosmic healing turns out to be a true life-giver. She has even healed those with mouth cancer

“I had patients of mouth cancer who could neither eat nor speak. After I started their treatment, they were able to eat some liquid food just after a month into the treatment,” she noted. 

At the end of the whole process, she was able to tell the issues with my body, her diagnosis was almost true about my health.

I did feel lighter after the process, however, she said it wouldn’t bring immediate relief and asked me to practice meditation. 

"A good healer is very important," she noted. Not everyone can practice this technique. "So, if you are attempting this technique or getting a session of healing done, just make sure that you have what is necessary," she concluded. 

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