This week’s featured ancient practice is a meditation and practice of awareness in nature. This article on inner peace and awareness of the present moment explains how to become aware of the spiritual “both outside and inside one’s body”, and this explanation of using concentrated visualization can also help with the meditation of the different parts of the body described below.
Original article from AncientSacredKnowledge.com
Following is a classic description of a contemplation and meditation exercise found in the ancient Hindu text the Mahabharata:
Restraining all the senses in a forest that is free from noise and that is uninhabited, with mind fixed thereon, one should meditate on the All (or universal Brahman) both outside and inside one’s body. One should meditate on the teeth, the palate, the tongue, the throat, the neck likewise; one should also meditate on the heart and the ligatures of the heart!
~ The Mahabharata, Book 14: Aswamedha Parva: Anugita Parva: Section XIX (Translation by K.M. Ganguli)