In our practice we see many patients with chronic illnesses that would benefit from meditation to help aid the healing process. Insomnia, anxiety and fatigue conditions, to name a few, will all benefit from meditation as it helps calm the mind and promotes REM sleep which is where the body undergoes growth and repair. Science is now starting to learn about the many health benefits of meditation which the mystics have known about for thousands of years.
In truth the gentle breath meditation described below can help aid the healing process in every form of illness as it helps you to reconnect to your inner heart, and once connected will infuse your body with the firey energy of the soul. This in effect will help reduce the amount of pranic energy in the body which is the energy responsible for all disease. The firey energy of the soul will eventually energetically reconfigure your body back to your divine design which is free of all disease.
Gentle Breath Meditation
The gentle breath meditation is a simple meditation technique which will help relax the body, calm the mind and very importantly help center yourself in your soulfulness. This will not only help change your life for the better but also help the healing process to; improve your energy levels, improve your mood and emotions and help you sleep better, to name a few benefits. It is recommended to keep your meditations simple and not be fooled by more complex visualization meditations which are busy and much harder to do.
The technique begins by you finding a comfortable position. Sitting in a chair with your back straight, head facing forward, feet flat on the floor side by side, and arms rested on top of your legs with your forearms facing up is usually recommended for most, however find a position that is comfortable for you using this as a guide. Do not be fooled into believing that you need to be sitting in an awkward cross legged or lotus position for your meditation to be effective.
Once seated and comfortable begin to make the focus – a gentle in-breath at the tip of your nose. Make each and every breath – a gentle in-breath. After a few breathes, you should notice a cool breeze on the roof of the inside cavity of both nostrils towards the tip of your nose. You should focus all of your attention on the coolness at this point during the in-breath. Keep this and return to it should the mind get busy or begin to wander. Whilst developing the in-breath just let the out-breath take its own course. Do not try and control your breath, the aim is to only observe it. Soon your breath will automatically acquire its own natural rhythm. Once your attention is focused on the in-breath as described above and a natural rhythm has developed it is time for the next stage.
During the next stage the focus on the in-breath, as described above, will continue however in addition you should also begin to focus your attention on the out-breath. The key here is to allow this breath to be breathed out with the same gentleness. In a short period with the gentle out-breath, you should notice a warm breeze on the floor of the inside cavity of both nostrils towards the tip of your nose. Focus all of your attention on this point and the warmth at this point on the out-breath. Continue to breathe at your natural rhythm without trying to control your breath, only observing and focusing your attention on the in-breath and out-breaths as described. Remember that the key is gentleness.
Once you are able to focus your attention on both the in-breath and the out-breath it is time to release any strain or tension held in your body. When you are ready on your next out-breath gently release any tension or strain you can feel anywhere in your body with the gentle out-breath. That is, release the strain or tension to the out-breath and allow it to be expelled out of your body with your out-breath. This will help release any tension held in the body and thus help it to relax deeper aiding the healing process.
Continue focusing your attention on the in- and out-breaths as described until you are ready to end the meditation. When you are ready open your eyes and gently go about your business. It is recommended to do this meditation upon waking, at midday and before bed for 10 to 15 minutes each time. In addition try and carry the calm, gentle feeling you have during the meditation throughout the rest of your day. It is not a matter of feeling calm and gentle for a few minutes and then getting up and continuing old frantic habits. It will be hard at first but be patient and with time it will become easier and more natural to you. You will also start to notice how your life will start to change for the better in many small ways. Observe and you will see!
This meditation technique is described in accordance to that given by Serge Benhayon of Universal Medicine. For more information on this work and its study see www.universalmedicine.com.au