Healing body meditation is a practice that helps you relax and relieve stress. It can also help your body to heal from illnesses, pain or other health issues.
It is a natural process that the human mind can orchestrate and can even speed up the body’s self-healing abilities. It is a holistic approach that has been proven to be effective in managing and healing a range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease and asthma.
Meditation can help you overcome stress, depression and a range of other mental and physical ailments by increasing the mind-body connection. Studies show that breathing-focused practices and mindfulness meditation are excellent ways to increase the body’s natural ability to activate the processes that lead to healing.
The most effective meditation practices help you retrain your body’s involuntary physiological responses and bring them back into balance. These include the ‘fight-or-flight’ stress response ruled by the sympathetic nervous system and the ‘relaxation’ response regulated by the parasympathetic nervous system.
Meditating in the presence of an image that feels good to you – such as healing white light, a cascade of cool water, or warm transformative fire can help calm and soothe your body. Focusing on this image can allow your body to relax and release the tension that is keeping you from feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Bringing kindness and compassion to the parts of your body that are most uncomfortable, known as Metta or loving-kindness meditation can assist your body’s natural self-healing abilities. You can send this kind energy to any part of your body that is hurting, struggling or in pain.