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Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force

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Proven effective by scientific research and presented here by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa and Cameron Stauth, the practice of Medical Meditation revolutionizes the healing process. By balancing and regenerating the body's ethereal and physical energies through simple meditations, Medical Meditation unites the mind, body, and spirit into a powerful triad.
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 4th 2002 by Atria Books (first published 2001)
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Isabel Barreto
Feb 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Meditation is a crucial tool that we can use so we are able to control our minds, lives, and emotions instead of having them control us. This book explores different exercises that we can do to cure certain ailments, or issues. Our lives are a product of what we think, what we think about manifests, so why not direct our thoughts to the path we want to go to. Dr. Dharma is very passionate about brain longevity and a credible Dr. as well as a practioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga.
Janice
Feb 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
i have many friends holding on to their tattered, worn copy that they picked up after i suggested it. this is a keeper - the ultimate yoga reference.
Jeremiah
Dec 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Given to my by Clare, this book offers specific breathing, yoga and chants to heal your body. An examination of the seven or eight 'chakras' representing different areas of the body for ethereal healing are then explored. The book starts with the medical studies that show the benefits of meditation up to page 63. As a frequent meditater, I can attest to the positive benefits to this practice. After that through, the book progresses through the each of the seven chakras, their associated body ...more
Ingrid Exner
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone interested in relaxation and healing
For me, Meditation As Medicine became a pivotal primary resource when I was writing my own e-book on health and wellness. Written in a very straight forward way (including diagrams of exercises and poses) this all-in-one book is a perfect combination of physical, medical, spiritual and psychological wellness information. Meditation as Medicine... is chalk full of invaluable information about human anatomy, relaxation, the names of various poses and the specific ailments in which they help to ...more
Ingrid Exner
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read about Karen Salzberg when I started practising Loving Kindness. I wanted to update and streamline my meditation and read that she had written a book, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation- A 28 Day Program. I LOVE this book. It is appropriate for beginners as well as those who have been doing meditation for a number of years. Aside from talking about meditation as a whole, Karen discusses Mindfullness, Concentration, Happiness and really all the "nuts and bolts" that make up meditation. ...more
Phil Calandra
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book that I have read by Dharma Singh Khalsa and, in all probability, the most important. The book is a multi prong approach of achieving maximum health including nutrition, stress management, exercise and pharmaceuticals. "Meditation as Medicine" is an in depth focus on the importance of "Medical Meditation" in which Kundalini Yoga is the primary component. The explanations and diagrams are very clear and easy to understand if one chooses to follow this program. I would ...more
Karen Hyatt
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I started practicing Kundalini Meditation/Yoga and was encouraged to read this book. I was absolutely amazed at all the information that this book contained. I learned so much. I am adding this book to one I want to own and have on my shelf for quick reference. I recommend this to anyone in the pursuit of healing and good health.
Deb
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This book offers some science about how and why meditation benefits one's health (and Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa issues a standing offer to share further evidence). I found the information contained here valuable -- the right chanting meditations really have changed my outlook and how I physically feel.
Debra Brunk
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in better understanding the mind-body connection and the potential power of meditation. The author provides a lot of case studies, which are interesting to read, as well as a number of targeted meditations.
Fred
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was in collaboration with Dharma Singh Khalsa, M D. His meditations and mantras are based on kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Dr Khalsa and Ms Stauth also collaborated in writing two other books, Brain Longevity and The Pain Cure.
Alana Cash
Apr 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
I stopped reading this book shortly after this paragraph:

"On the plane [from New Delhi to Amritsar] was a group of tourists, prototypical Ugly Americans wearing plaid shorts and golf shirts, with cameras around their necks, intent upon getting the 25-cent tour of the holy hot spots: first the Golden Temple in the City of Immortality, and then a quick bus run up the road to Dharmsala, the Place of truth, where the Dalai Lama lived. Then lunch, then shopping. Then dinner, then back to the New
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Prakash Murthy
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a remarkable book talking about some very remarkable concepts and could possibly help with my battle against cancer. Even if it doesn't meet that lofty goal the book definitely is valuable as it has a lot of good information about how to use meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, chanting, and mental focus to target and heal specific health conditions. So it is quite likely helpful at the very least in calming down when upset/angry.

The book gives a very good in-depth description of
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Aaron Levin
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wouldn't recommend for a general intro to meditation but it is an interesting look at both the Science behind the medical use of meditation as well as a good intro to several specific healing practices from kundalini yoga.
Olivia
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though yoga books are hard to understand in my opinion. It was full of the health information I REALLY like to know about.
Michelle
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
one of my most referenced books for meditation
Brittany Neutron
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really love this book. I've purchased more than one copy to loan out. I feel like there's important advice, and that he has included sufficient sources.
Shawn Murray
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book for healing with mantras, meditations and healing exercises. Great book for awakening and shifting conscious individuals
Jeremy
Mar 19, 2008 rated it liked it
I didn't get as much out of this as other meditation books but it introduced me to Khundalini Yoga which I do get a bit out of.
Jesse Stamell
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
you will not regret buying this book - use it as a guide to physical and mental health!
Becca
Nov 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Interesting read, excellent reference.
Manny
Mar 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This amazing book shows us how to incorporate mudras, asanas, and chanting for a meditative practice.
Tara Cerrone
May 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
So far,I am inspired
Jennifer
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
you need to believe in the power of meditation to heal to use this.
Colette
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I learned a lot. It's probably not for everyone, but it makes a lot of sense to me. I need to think more about the things Dharma Singh Khalsa explains in this book.
Jessica
May 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
I wish he would have explained more about how the mudras affect healing. Otherwise, a decent read, and useful for anyone who wants to try meditation.
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“The secrets of advanced meditation were shrouded in secrecy because of respect for, and even fear of, their innate power. Just as governments guard state secrets of power, the ancient yoga masters guarded these secrets of spiritual power. They believed that power has the capacity to corrupt, and that it would be disastrous for the wrong person to learn these secrets.” 0 likes
“In addition, unconscious breathing is often quite ineffective, as are many other acts when they’re done without purpose or control. It’s estimated that approximately one-third of all people don’t even breathe well enough to sustain normal health. These people don’t get enough oxygen, don’t eliminate enough carbon dioxide, don’t sufficiently activate pulmonary neuropeptides, don’t give the heart the support it needs, and don’t adequately program the autonomic nervous system to operate in the healing, parasympathetic mode. This set of interrelated health insults causes innumerable problems. The most obvious are pulmonary problems, such as asthma and congestive lung disorders. However, because the body is comprised of a network of interlocking, interdependent systems, breathing problems can also cause cardiovascular disorders, mood” 0 likes
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