God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness and Embodied Spiritual Practice

Framsida
GodinYourBody.com, 2007 - 247 sidor
The greatest spiritual achievement is not transcending the body but joining body and spirit together. To do this, you must break through assumptions that draw boundaries around the Infinite and wake up to the body as the site of holiness itself. This groundbreaking guidebook is the first comprehensive treatment of the body in Jewish spiritual practice and an essential guide to the sacred. With this indispensable resource to embodied spirituality, readers will learn how to experience God rather than just engage God as an idea. And, through physical exercises, meditation practices, and visualization activities, readers will unite the sacred with the secular, the mystical with the mundane, by using their bodies as vehicles for prayer. Tapping the wisdom of Kabbalah, traditional Judaism, and Western Buddhism, readers will defy the myths that religion is only practiced in the sanctuary and that spiritual bodywork is only performed on a yoga mat. By cultivating an embodied spiritual practice, everyday activities'eating, walking, breathing, washing'will be transformed into moments of spiritual realization.
 

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A good book for Jews (and other seekers) needing to get out of their heads and be more present in the world. Michaelson's text, in engaging and clear prose, provides simple but effective techniques to ... Läs hela recensionen

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Praying
21
Breathing
35
Walking
45
Sex
63
Mirroring the Divine
77
Exercising
97
Dancing
115
Fasting
125
The Five Senses
169
Embodied Emotions
183
Sickness and Health
191
Life Cycle
201
Just Being
211
Notes
217
Glossary
225
Bibliography
231

Washing
137
The Mik
145
Nature
159

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Om författaren (2007)

Jay Michaelson has taught Kabbalah, mindfulness, and embodied spiritual practice at Yale University, City College, Elat Chayyim, the Skirball Center, and the Wexner Summer Institute, among other institutions. Chief editor of Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture , he is a regular contributor to the Forward , the Jerusalem Post , Slate and other publications. He holds a JD from Yale and an MA in religious studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is currently a doctoral candidate.

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