WHY INNER SMILE MEDITATION?
In the Chinese Medicine tradition, positive and negative emotions are associated with the internal organs.
One of the keys to good health is to become aware of the emotional energies that reside in the organs and to transform the negative emotional energies into positive virtues. Taoists believe that we are all born with the virtues of love, gentleness, kindness, respect, honesty, fairness, justice, and righteousness.
Unfortunately, as we mature and encounter more stress in our daily lives, negative emotions such as fear, anger, cruelty, impatience, worry, sadness, and grief often predominate. The negative emotions have detrimental effects on the internal organs and glands, draining our life-force and undermining our health.
The Inner Smile Meditation directs our attention to the body’s organs and associated qualities. We successively visualize each organ, cleansing the organ and transforming negative emotional energies into positive virtues. This helps the body to recalibrate and recharge.
Each person assumes responsibility for the emotions that arise within, regardless of the external events that trigger the emotions. Internal alchemy practices such as the inner smile takes us into our bodies and transforms emotions by transforming the associated
physiological systems. They help balance and integrate our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, promoting health, resilience, and vitality.
In a fast-paced world where stress can can dominate, having energetic tools such as the Inner Smile Meditation gives you the power to shift your energy and take responsibility for your emotional wellbeing and overall health.
Some of the Benefits of doing The Inner Smile Meditation are
Sets a positive tone for the day
Transforms emotional stress into vitality
Relaxes and balances the body
Gives radiance and beauty to one's expression
Boosts energy levels and the immune system
Releases endorphins that improve your mood; great for depression
Opens the heart with unconditional love
Helps those around you feel more comfortable
Boosts positive self-image and self-confidence