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The Cure for All Ills

The Cure for All Ills

The element of air has been related to spiritual practice for millennia, perhaps because when our lungs breathe air, the oxygenated blood goes to our hearts. And from there, air goes deep inside to our deepest essence.

There is an air-based healing meditation practice that goes to this deepest essence. Guatama Buddha discovered it as a key to healing and wholeness 2500 years ago. Find out more about it here:

The great Buddhist breathing meditation is known as Vipassana meditation. In a Vipassana meditation, a person focuses on the breath, paying attention to it as it goes in and out of your body. While the mind presents thoughts and distractions, you keep coming back to focus on the breath. Gautama Buddha felt that this meditation would cure all ills.

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Adapted from Home Enlightenment, by Annie B. Bond (Rodale Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Annie B. Bond. Rreprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
By Annie B. Bond

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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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12:37PM PDT on May 4, 2013


2:03AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Thank you :-)

3:17AM PST on Jan 10, 2013

It all depends on ourselves and how we think

4:16AM PST on Dec 24, 2012


6:53PM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Thank you.

11:41AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012


9:19PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

..allowing the physical to relax..allows energy to unblock and flow..keeping mind aware and focused on such, facilitates learning about ones own vehicle..what it needs....where it needs....and how it spontaneously re aligns its self when freed up from tension. metta..x

6:17AM PDT on May 16, 2012


5:12PM PDT on Apr 26, 2012

Thank you.

11:25AM PST on Feb 16, 2012

Breathe in and out slowly so you hyper ventilate.

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