The Healing Power of Meditation, by Ariana Vincent, MASSAGE Magazine Self-Care TipAs I relax in a comfortable position,
My mind begins to unwind.
I release all thoughts of the past,
I release all concerns about the future,
I dwell totally in the present moment, breathing…

As I focus on my breath,
In through the nose and out through the mouth,
Breathing deeply down to the pelvic floor and
Expanding the upper back, like a king cobra,
Inhaling and exhaling until balance is achieved.

As I visualize myself stepping out of my physical form,
Releasing, I gaze down at my own body.
With each breath, I begin to feel myself
Radiating a healing golden light.
I focus this radiant, healing, golden light into my heart.

As I feel this golden light pulsating in my heart,
I observe it glowing from the heart through to all the veins, arteries, capillaries and cells,
Filling every single particle of each and every vein and artery with golden healing light.
Progressively, I see this golden healing light flowing through every part of my physical body.

As I fill my heart with joy, everywhere this golden light touches is healed.
It is purifying my system, retraining my brain and restoring my vital life energy.
I see the radiant, golden light being absorbed into the body,
Healing every aspect of my being-–-body, mind and spirit.

As I continue along this golden healing path, I see my body as the picture of health,
Filled with glowing, radiant, golden light—now and throughout all eternity.
Through lifetimes and lifetimes, the golden glow radiates inward and outward
And nothing disturbs my equanimity. Perfect, golden peace reigns and all is well.

Ariana Vincent, The Healing Power of Meditation, MASSAGE Magazine Self-Care TipAriana Vincent, L.M.T., M.T.I., N.C.T.M.B., is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapy Instructor and workshop leader based in Austin, Texas. Learn more about her at