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Breatharian Life

Breatharian Life

Using Prana to Nourish Your Body and Mind

Breatharian Akahi Ricardo firmly believes that humanity is moving in a positive direction of change towards a world where everyone is naturally happy, in a healthy state of body and mind, and able to access their spiritual gifts and healing abilities. To achieve that, each one of us has to do just one thing – learn to access energy and nourishment from correctly breathing air, also known as breatharianism. Breatharianism, also called living on light, is a way to live and thrive without the need for food and water, but only air and light. Its roots can be tracked back to ancient texts of Hinduism, Ayurvedic medicine, and Shamanism. People with high states of consciousness, such as Yogi Prahlad Jani, are able to completely eliminate food and water. But as Akahi explains in an interview for AAE TV, it is not about never eating again. Breatharianism, as he teaches it, is about showing the body the way to use breathing as a way to nourish, and gaining freedom to only eat food when and how much one chooses to without relying on it or experiencing hunger again.

Akahi’s Story: Finding a Higher State of Consciousness though Breathing

In the early 2000s Akahi left his home country of Ecuador to travel South America without money, instead relying on meeting strangers, exchanging services, and learning from those he met along the way. The beginning of his spiritual journey was encountering Shamanic practitioners and learning about the energy of Pachamama (the Earth). Soon he discovered the shamanic Sweat Lodge Ceremony, a sweating ritual that cleanses the body, mind, and soul. The ceremony connected him with the Earth’s energy, and he said that he was feeling so amazing, that he decided to continue traveling, now with the mission of sharing the Sweat Lodge with others. It was then that he met with people who were going through an initiation process to be able to live on light. The process he was shown lasted 21 days, and included 7 days of not drinking liquids and not eating (dry fasting), and 14 days of drinking juices. After hearing the amazing results others had, and taking 6 month to prepare his body by juicing, Akahi decided to go through the initiation himself in 2008. What happened after, changed his whole life: he became healthier, more energetic, calmer, happier, and more spiritual. “I felt very connected with my inner power, like a reconnection with power that was somehow covered, and by not eating…I was able to perceive it again,” Akahi said. Akahi says that once the body learns the process of acquiring energy from air, it never forgets again. He has experimented a couple of times with dry fasting (7 days the longest), drinking just water, and eating normally in order to compare how his body feels and to choose what is optimal for his body. Today he mostly drinks juice.

Advice on How to Become a Breatharian

“Every human is a breatharian to a degree because we are all breathing. But when we use our breatharian technology [our body], we can access higher states of consciousness – that is what I call a pranic state. The state of being in oneness with the prana, the energy source,” Akahi said. In today’s society, most people rely on food not only for nourishment, but for satisfying our emotions and attachments. Overeating, binge eating, and eating junk food, all root from feeling like there is a piece missing in us. Food gives us brief moments of happiness but they are fleeting and unsustainable. What can satisfy all our feelings of lack is spiritual energy, which is accessed by breatharianism. It reconnects the person with their inner self and the Source, leaving them feeling powerful, worthy, and in a natural state of joy and well-being. “For the goodness of all humanity…we can still eat, but not at a degree that we are doing, not at a degree in which we are depleting or damaging the planet,” Akahi said. Instead of just writing off food forever, Akahi recommends using breatharian technique to find balance. Most people who have gone through his 8-day program eat 80% less than they used to. They eat for their own enjoyment.

Scientific Evidence for Breatharianism

Both Akahi and his wife Camila have been living a breatharian lifestyle for years (Camila continued it while pregnant), and they have always felt great, but Akahi wanted to see if it was scientifically evident that they were healthy. Both of them have done blood tests, and the doctors were amazed how healthy their blood was. Camila was the only woman in the pregnant women group who did not have anemia. Then Akahi came across a practitioner who had the technology to perform GDV Kirlian-Energy Field Measurements, created by Russian scientist Dr. Konstantin G. Korotkov. This device measures how much energy the person has based on the electrical response that comes from the body. Akahi’s energy level measured higher than that of an athlete. Akahi then had the test performed on other light program participants, and the results were astonishing – everyone’s energy was higher without eating. They were rejuvenated; they were glowing. Video of the test performed can be viewed at

Health Benefits of Breatharianism

Similar to fasting, breatharian technique, when performed correctly helps the body get rid of toxicity, both physical and emotional, and by doing that, the body’s natural ways to self-healing open up. While it is not Akahi’s intention to heal but only to share the technique, he said he has witnessed some miraculous healing happening in people. The most change he has heard about from his participants’ is restoring the gut to a healthy state, and even helping intestinal cancer vanish. The second biggest positive change witnessed is people’s mental state. The breatharian technique makes people calmer, removes feelings of stress, and even helps those who have suicidal thoughts find emotional peace. All it takes is 8 days of meditation, breathing and fasting to open up inner healing and inner power.

Akahi’s 8-day Program

While Akahi himself first had gone through the original 21-day program, he said that it originated in the 1990s when humanity’s level of consciousness was different; therefore the program was most appropriate at that time. It did not include breathing or meditation, which is the most important aspect in his opinion. His 8-day program constitutes 5 days of drinking juices and 3 days of either dry fasting, which is optional, or 3 days of drinking only water. All 8 days are highly focused on conscious breathing. Further information about the program is available at “Humanity is reconnecting with its spiritual energy. Every day more and more people are diving deeper in themselves…and as we dive within ourselves… we will encounter our inner power. When that happens the harmony in our being will take place. And when the harmony in one member of the family occurs, the whole family has a ripple effect. And when a family has changed, other families will change, and the society will switch to a state in which humanity will be running on prana, but they also can choose other fuels like food to use whenever they feel, but the primary nourishment will be prana – the Source,” Akahi said.

Watch full interview with Akahi at the Awake and Empowered TV:



Disclaimer: All information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult a naturopathic or medical doctor.

About The Author - Yelena Sukhoterina



Yelena serves as a writer and public relations associate for Flower of Life Center. Her journalism background, coupled with a passion for creating global change, allows her to write editorials and blog posts on a variety of cutting edge topics related to health, spirituality and higher consciousness.  She also develops press releases, web content and promotional pieces for the organization. 

She has joined the team by following her heart, which led her to a spiritual awakening soon after graduating college. She has been fascinated by astrology, crystal healing, metaphysics, numerology, Tarot readings and new age philosophies since her pre-teens, and at 24 years old, a sequence of events and a new beliefs all came together to open a new path for her. Yelena hopes to inspire others to find their way to happiness, loving conscious relationships, and feeling more connected to the universe.

Yelena sees life as a grand and beautiful journey where every meeting, every lesson, every human experience is a gift for which she is grateful. She believes the human kind to be moving slowly but surely in a direction towards a world where everyone works together to build a better future for all of us.

In her free time, Yelena makes necklaces out of paper beads and crystals for her Etsy store Creative Road Jewelry, cooks all-organic meals, and thinks of ways to make life more fulfilling for her and those around her. Yelena has a B.S. in Journalism from Wayne State University.

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