Hindu Blessing for Your Body

In this age of hating our bodies—trying to carve and starve them into conforming to some unattainable ideal—there is great healing in reading and sharing this beautiful ancient Hindu prayer at mealtime or any time. Read this Hindu blessing for our bodies, just as they are, here:

I recognize you are the temple
in which my spirit and creative energy dwell.
I have created you from my need
to have my spirit manifested on earth
so that I may have this time to learn and grow.
I offer you this food so that you may continue
to sustain my creative energy, my spirit, my soul.
I offer this food to you with love,
and a sincere desire for you to remain free
from disease and disharmony.

I accept you as my own creation.

I need you.

I love you.

20 comments

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Abbe A.
Azaima A5 years ago

Nice, and important to remember.

Krista R.
krista b5 years ago

simple-yet profound. great info. thanks for sharing.

Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

Very nice. Thanks.

Gautam Chaudhury
Gautam Chaudhury9 years ago

great effect,
gautam

Vik Bagai
Vik J9 years ago

The body is the temple , Yoga and herbs and cultivation of the spirit are up against the surgeons knife for distorting plastic uplifts. It is your choice

Elly Yule
Past Member 9 years ago

So often we take our bodies for granted until something goes wrong. This beautiful prayer helps us to honour our bodies and establish a good relationship between food and our bodies making us more consciously aware of the relationship between both. This is such a loving beautiful Blessing, thank you so much. www.GrassdancerEssences.com

Irma Paulme
Irma Paulme9 years ago

There's truth in the statement "I accept you as my own creation." After God has infused the spirit in us, the responsibility to look after our body is ours. It's our look out if we keep it healthy, treat it with love and respect or the other way around. Thanks for the wonderful prayer.

Gautam Chaudhury
Gautam Chaudhury9 years ago

surrender to god ,he will take care
Gautam Chaudhury
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li M.
li M9 years ago

Thank you in this calming spirit.