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Bring Your Mind Back to Your Body

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.

Read more: Spirit, Exercises, Guidance, Self-Help

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).

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1:38AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thanks for the article.

7:12AM PDT on May 13, 2012

Sorry, I lost my mind YEARS ago

6:04PM PST on Nov 16, 2011


9:52AM PST on Mar 1, 2011


4:18AM PST on Dec 15, 2010

Thanks for the article.

4:28PM PDT on Jul 22, 2010

Meditation helps me.

10:34AM PDT on Apr 28, 2010


5:11AM PDT on Apr 1, 2010

Thanks Annie.

7:38AM PST on Mar 5, 2010

thank you

6:31PM PST on Mar 4, 2010

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

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