The Diamond Sutra and Mindfulness Meditation-Body Scan
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Welcome to the mindful Heart.
This is Xin (Zinn). Thank you for your support ! Remember, no matter what the year brings, you are loved and you are strong. Wishing you peace and happiness.
In this episode, I will introduce the content of the Diamond Sutra, and will take all of you to practice mindfulness meditation- Body Scan
We pray for people who are sick or quarantining. Pray for all who are experiencing Covid-19, long Covid, burnout, depression,anxiety, and loneliness. The only way to peace, durable and complete, is a spiritual revival..
Recent studies have shown that stress may occur during the COVID-19 pandemic owing to unexpected negative events related to the infection and may trigger more stress than many expected events. COVID-19 patients experience physical stress along with psychological stress due to the uncertainty, and fear associated with COVID-19.
Also, the immune system acts as a defensive army that scouts the entire body to protect against pathogens. Emotional strain interferes with immune system functioning. Psychological stress, an emotional stress, can dampen the body’s defense system, leading to an increased sensitivity to many infections.
Global research indicates that between 10 and 30 percent of people who get COVID-19 will develop long COVID – a condition which can last for months, with symptoms and recovery times that can vary between individuals. In addition to unpleasant physical symptoms such as fatigue, muscle pain and brain fog, many are facing low moods, depression and anxiety for the future.
This Mindfulness meditation for Managing long COVID course has been developed to support people on their recovery journey and to help them live with their symptoms while their body is healing. Study finds intense mindfulness meditation may boost immunity.Body scan meditation is a good way to release physical tension you might not even realize you're experiencing. Body scanning involves paying attention to parts of the body and bodily sensations in a gradual sequence from feet to head.Best when performed daily (or even several times a day), practicing body scan meditation is associated with many mental and physical health benefits. Research shows that stress reduction is one of the primary benefits of body scan meditation, which in turn can have physical benefits including reduced pain,inflammation, fatigue, and insomnia.
The Diamond Sutra (Sanskrit: Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra) is one of the most important sutras in Buddhist philosophy and is highly valued in both traditional Chinese and Japanese societies. Originally written in Sanskrit, it has been translated into many languages, including Mandarin and English.
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