Smiling Inside – Healing Meditation


I love this meditation because it brings “it all back home” It collects your energy into your center and gives you an opportunity to tune into you. It is the perfect meditation to do when you hear yourself saying things like  

“I’m all over the Place”,

“Scattered”

“Too many demands”

“Too much to do”

“Too much going on”

Based upon Taoist meditation practices, the Inner Smile Meditation can have profound effects on your body and mind. This simple meditation suggests that you “smile” to all of your internal organs and glands.

It is a way of saying “thank you” to your body for working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Focusing your attention and smiling in this way can calm your autonomic nervous system, revitalize your internal organs, and increase your flow of blood and Qi.

Below is the simplest of versions of the Inner Smile Meditation for your main Meridian Organ Systems. It can be used to boost your fertility if you focus on loving kindness to your womb.

I’m including a link here to a utube video for those of you who like more information, You can skip to 27 minutes in if you want a summary. but don’t complicate it there is enough on this page to get you started so I’ve put the link to the end of the page.

Choose a quiet spot and keep warm throughout the meditation. Sit comfortably at the edge of a chair, feet flat on the ground with your back straight. Breathe deeply and relax. Clasp your hands together, put your right hand over your left hand, palms touching, and rest them in your lap.

Close your eyes and feel a connection between the soles of your feet and the ground.
Focus on the midpoint between your eyebrows. Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth, just behind your front teeth. Put a smile on your face and journey down to the wonderfully amazing body that keeps you alive, alert and active.

Heart -See your heart as a vibrant red color. Focus the energy of “joy” into your heart. Feel it pulse with love. Breathe in and exhale with the sound of HAW.

Lungs – Radiate the feeling in your heart to your lungs. Picture your lungs as pure white. Focus on letting go of sadness and grief. Exhale with the sound of SSSSSS.

Liver – Keep the feeling spilling over into your liver, which is just under your ribs on the right side. Picture it as a vibrant grass-green. When exhaling, let go of anger and frustration with the sound of SHHHH.

Spleen – Continue to the left, under the ribs. Shine a vibrant yellow color into this organ. When you exhale, let go of overthinking and worry, and use the sound of WHOO.

Kidney – Focus your attention on your lower back, just below and under your ribs. Imagine a deep blue-purple light. Breathe in courage and exhale fear. When you exhale, use the sound of WOOO.

Once you have traveled through your body, begin to focus your attention on your navel. Smile down to your navel, and focus your attention there.

Mentally move the energy in a spiral at the navel 36 times. Women start the spiral counterclockwise, men start it clockwise. Next, reverse the spiral direction and bring the energy back into the navel, circling 24 times. You can use a finger to guide the spiral motion.

anatomy-254120_1280It is ok if you don’t know the exact locations of your organs. Just bringing awareness to your organs is benefit enough. Your body will love you just the same.

Perform each exercise 9 times, twice a day. These exercises can affect your body and mind, so it is advisable to consult with your healthcare provider.

Here is your link to more information,

Mantak Chia’s book, Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality.

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