“I exchange energy with the animals, and then they go to sleep.” – Master Kanzawa Sensei
That’s Master Kanzawa’s short answer when asked about his interesting ability. It’s true, for thousands of years, practitioners have practiced the art of being attuned to the subtle presence of chi, or life force energy. It emanates from every living being, and it can be manipulated.
Kanzawa Sensei is a Japanese chi master, having practiced Qigong, the practice of cultivating energy, for most of his life. When near animals, he can use the power of his mind to force them to fall asleep.
He’s demonstrated doing this with elephants, buffalo, and even ostriches.