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Hindu Blessing for Your Body

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.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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1:15AM PST on Feb 28, 2013

Thank you :)

9:00AM PDT on Jul 2, 2011

Nice, and important to remember.

5:38AM PDT on May 28, 2011

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

8:14AM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

Very nice. Thanks.

6:35PM PST on Nov 29, 2007

great effect,

9:49PM PST on Nov 27, 2007

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

2:29AM PDT on Oct 30, 2007

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.

9:58PM PDT on Oct 29, 2007

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.

8:49PM PDT on Oct 29, 2007

surrender to god ,he will take care
Gautam Chaudhury

8:17PM PDT on Oct 29, 2007

Thank you in this calming spirit.

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