Bring Your Mind Back to Your Body

Those involved in self-mastery to enlighten the mind integrate the body into their work as the object to be healed and as the means of healing. Additionally, one heals through the four healing powers: positive images, words, feelings, and trust.

Tibetan Buddhist and Harvard scholar Tulku Thondup lists twelve stages of healing meditation, and recommends you meditate on them one at a time until you can enjoy each through experience, and then start combining them. One could stay with the first stage alone for a number of months if not years! Here is its wisdom:

Stage one of “The Twelve Stages of Healing Meditation.”

Bring your mind back to your body, by:

1. Feeling peace in the parts of your body: head, upper body, arms and hands, lower body, legs and feet.

2. Gathering any uneasy sensations into a black cloud and sensing that it leaves your body with the outgoing breath, slowly moves away, and dissolves into space.

3. Connecting with the earth, grounding the floating mind.

4. Uniting your body and mind in the awareness of peace.

Adapted from Boundless Healing, by Tulku Thondup (Shambhala, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Tulku Thondup. Reprinted by permission of Shambhala.
Adapted from Boundless Healing: Meditation Exercises to Enlighten the Mind and Heal the Body, by Tulku Thondup (Shambhala, 2001).

12 comments

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M.3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago

Sorry, I lost my mind YEARS ago

Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago

thanks

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Thanks.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Philippa P.
Philippa P.5 years ago

Meditation helps me.

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.6 years ago

THANKS!

Eli Is Here
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Ellinor S.
Ellinor S.6 years ago

thank you

Laurie H.
Laurie H.6 years ago

I practice Yoga and the deep breathing is very healing for the body and mind. Meditation is a great healer! Great article!!