I recently watched a documentary about advanced Tibetan Buddhist Meditation that clearly demonstrated the power the mind can have over the body. In this documentary researchers from Harvard University were able to observe two very sacred religious ceremonies.
The first they referred to as the drying of the sheets. During this ceremony, several advanced Buddhist meditators sat naked in a room with a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. They then dipped the sheets in water that was 49 degrees Fahrenheit and wrapped them around their bodies. Most people in this situation would go into uncontrollable shivering almost immediately, their body heat would drop dramatically, and in some circumstances, death could result. Yet these advanced mediators not only maintained their body temperature but somehow increased it. Steam began to rise from the sheets as their body heat dried the sheets. Once a sheet was dry the individual took it off and dipped it in the cold water again. Over several hours they were required to dry three sheets as a way to prove the proficiency of their practice.
During another ceremony the researchers were able to observe a group of Buddhist monks climb to an open ledge high above their monastery on a night that was 0 degrees Fahrenheit. All they had to protect themselves from the elements for the night was a light cotton and woolen shall. These monks promptly fell asleep with no shivering at all and slept until dawn.
The documentary stated, “…no one knows where this energy is coming from. None of the calculations can come up with enough energy to stay alive without shivering.” The researchers were astounded by the dramatic results of this practice. They were amazed by the fact that with their minds these individuals were able to generate a heat that science today cannot understand.
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
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Smart Health Wellness and Performance, Inc.