The body can relax the mind…

Physical discomfort has a mental or emotional component;
when the mind is not at ease,
the body cannot be relaxed.

When our bodies are completely loose and relaxed,
the energy within our cells begins to flow smoothly and naturally
throughout our whole system.

This energy manifests as balance, joy,
or even love.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation
The Joy of Being

love.

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Healing body and mind…

The remedy for what ails our bodies and minds
is the naturally wholesome energies of our sensations and feelings.

Go deeply into the feelings generated.

Expand your sensations, let them become vital and strong.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

Balanced, clear, nurtured in daily life

Once energy flows freely within our bodies,
this energy can stimulate itself internally to
sustain and nurture us in our daily lives,
recycling sensation so we become sensitive and strong,
and our sensations rich and powerful.

Our minds become clearer as well,
and we discover
what it means to be balanced.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation

The power to nourish ourselves

Many of us are in a state of habitual, perpetual conflict
with ourselves, as the different facets of our embodiment
engage in ongoing arguments.

While these varied parts of us ultimately want the same thing –
to be at peace, to be comfortable,
each one has, so to speak, a different opinion
about how to accomplish this aim.

Over time, we learn that we have the power
to nourish ourselves at every moment.

We find we need
less and less outward support
to provide sweetness to our senses and feelings.

We do not have to rely upon pleasurable experiences in order to know joy.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation

Relaxation nurtures the body

Simply open the feeling of relaxation as wide as possible.

The more you can do this,
the fewer distractions, problems, thoughts,
and conflicts will arise.

The ever increasing experience of relaxation
will nurture the body;
your whole being will gradually become healthy.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation

Every experience is energy

We know that within every feeling or sensation
there is the same pure energy –
that both negative and positive emotions
are flexible manifestations of energy.

Then we know how to use the raw material of experience.

At the beginning of any sensation
we increase and expand it
until it becomes firmly established.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation