RELIEF FROM STRESS

Japa (for complete rest due to immersion in non-ego)

• Breath-Dhyana (for a trance-state)

ENERGIZING

• Reverse Meditative Breathing (which directly stimulates the intrinsic energy or Chi)
Nei Kung (which directly stimulates the intrinsic energy or Chi)

• Moving meditations (which directly stimulate the intrinsic energy or Chi)

SUDDEN INSIGHT

Chih-kuan (a mental discipline)
• Zen (zazen) (for understanding of impermanence, relief from fear; Satori may result)

QUICK PHYSICAL HEALING

• Tibetan Dumo Heat (with visualization, actively circulating healing energy)

• Reverse Meditative Breathing (with visualization, actively circulating healing energy)

• Moving meditations (with visualization, actively circulating healing energy)

Nei Kung (with visualization, actively circulating healing energy)

PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHT

Satipatthana (self-analysis, 24-hour mindfulness)

WEIGHT CONTROL – SERENITY

• Moving meditations of T’ai Chi Chih and T’ai Chi Ch’uan (for centering, balancing internal energy)

DEVOTIONAL

• Chanting of Nembutsu, Lotus Sutra, Gayatri Mantra, Heart Sutra (for countering self-pity with gratitude)

This article is published in Meditation for Healing.