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Pharmacy for the Soul: A Comprehensive Collection of Meditations, Relaxation and Awareness Exercises, and Other Practices for Physical and Emotional Well-Being

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Pharmacy for the Soul suggests holistic remedies for a variety of ailments. Each section begins with a description and diagnosis of an emotional or physical ailment and then lists a number of prescriptions. Remedies include stretching techniques, meditations, laughter and breathing exercises, vocalizations, visualizations, chants, and massage, which are Osho's suggestions for helping to cure everything from nail-biting to insomnia to depression. In addition to treatments, the book is laced with poetic, humorous, ...

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Pharmacy for the Soul: A Comprehensive Collection of Meditations, Relaxation and Awareness Exercises, and Other Practices for Physical and Emotional Well-Being

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Overview

Pharmacy for the Soul suggests holistic remedies for a variety of ailments. Each section begins with a description and diagnosis of an emotional or physical ailment and then lists a number of prescriptions. Remedies include stretching techniques, meditations, laughter and breathing exercises, vocalizations, visualizations, chants, and massage, which are Osho's suggestions for helping to cure everything from nail-biting to insomnia to depression. In addition to treatments, the book is laced with poetic, humorous, and illuminating commentary that explores how one can come to peace with oneself both physically and emotionally.

For the experienced holistic reader seeking further inspiration, or for the newcomer in need of direction, this is the must-have medicine cabinet of aids to living a life that is healthy, relaxed, and full of spontaneous joy.

Organized in a user-friendly format, Pharmacy for the Soul addresses such issues as:

*Relieving stress and physical tension

* Building self-confidence

* Enhancing emotional and physical vitality

* Mood Swings

*Sexuality

* Diet

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312320768
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/13/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 983,732
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Osho is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world. He is the author of many books, including Love, Freedom, Aloneness; The Book of Secrets; and Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
1 Unwinding: Letting Go of Tension Through Release and Relaxation 1
Dissolving the Armor 3
Free-fall 5
Throat Clearing 6
Relax the Belly 8
Dance Like a Tree 9
Tense First, Then Relax into Sleep 9
Soundless Silence 10
Energy Flow 11
Rechanneling Sex Energy 13
Nail-biters Anonymous 14
Just Say Yes! 15
Laugh Your Troubles Away 17
2 Head Remedies: Taming the Mind and (on occasion) Dropping Out of It 19
Enjoy the Mind 24
Change the Mind 26
Chant "Om" 27
Watch Out for the "No" 28
Move from the Head to the Heart 29
Sound Advice 30
Gear Shift 31
From Head to Heart to Being 32
Time Out 34
Confusion Clearing 35
Unleash the Inner Chatterbox 36
The 24-Day Decision 37
3 The Art of the Heart: Nourishing Your Love Potential 40
The Joy of Loving 43
Open the Petals of the Heart 44
Let Your Love Be Like Breathing 45
Breath of the Beloved 46
When Two Breathe as One 46
Hold Hands Consciously 47
Look with Eyes of Love 48
Fall in Love with Yourself 48
4 Getting to Know You: The Search for Your Original Face 50
The Inner Light 57
Make Room for Joy 58
Are You Still Here? 61
Find Your Own Sound 62
Watch the Gaps 63
Feel Like a God 64
Reliving Childhood 65
Remember the One Within 67
Moon Dance 67
5 Clear Vision: Learning to See Beyond the Apparent 69
Uncorrupt the Eyes 70
Fill Yourself with Sunrise 71
Be Watched by God 73
Moon-Gazing 74
The Source of Light 75
Third Eye Meditation 75
Drive Your Mind up the Wall 77
Be an Animal! 77
Golden Mist 79
6 Mood Management: Becoming Master of Your Emotional World 81
Outsmart the Mind's Routines 85
Change the Anger Pattern 86
Go Deep into "No" 87
Untether the Tiger 89
Crisis Intervention 90
The Tai Chi of Misery 91
Moon Diary 92
Pant Like a Dog 92
Accept the Negative 93
On Cloud Nine 94
Imagine That! 95
Smile from the Belly 96
Break Down the Great Wall of China 97
Create a Private World 99
Happy Feet 101
Yes Mantra 103
Don't Be Sad, Get Angry! 104
Note the Intervals 106
Take Note Thrice 107
The Law of Affirmation 108
7 Sexuality and Relating: Learning to Dance with the Other 110
Opening and Closing 116
Communion 118
The Oceanic Other 118
Unblocking Sex Energy 119
Wait for the Right Moment 120
Be Wild and Watching 121
Enjoy the Time Apart 122
Be a Spendthrift in Love 123
The First and Last Time 124
Release the Negative 125
From Loneliness to Aloneness 128
8 Making the Body-Mind Connection: Exercises for Health and Wholeness 130
Connect with the Body in Health 134
Meditation in Motion 136
Imagine Running 137
Talk Yourself into Relaxing 138
Be More Sensitive 140
For Smokers (1) 143
For Smokers (2) 145
Eat Humming Foods 147
Sleep Well 150
Toss the Trash 152
Exhaustion Recovery 154
9 The Eye of the Storm: Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected 155
Down to Earth 160
Breathe From the Soles of the Feet 161
Hara Awareness 162
Night Harbor 163
Protective Aura 164
Balancing Act 166
Being Here 167
Collecting Yourself 168
Lao-tzu's Secret 169
Visualize the Buddha Within 170
Find the Inner Zero 172
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