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Tummo Meditation Technique

Updated on September 5, 2013
It is one of the integral part of tibetan buddhism.
It is one of the integral part of tibetan buddhism.
Iceman practicing Tummo in freezing temperature.
Iceman practicing Tummo in freezing temperature.
Scientists performing various research tests in a tummo practitioner.
Scientists performing various research tests in a tummo practitioner.
If practiced religiously, then with time you can master this technique and astonish yourself.
If practiced religiously, then with time you can master this technique and astonish yourself.

ONE OF THE BEST MEDITATION TECHNIQUE AND A TYPE OF TANTRIC YOGA, i.e., TUMMO:

Tummo is an ancient Tibetan monk meditation technique, a type of tantric yoga, residing in the Himalayas where they increase the temperature of their body up to 17 degrees. They do it to burn the thousands of evil thoughts which crosses our mind and to redirect the thought process to constructive one. They practice it by drying three wet clothes placed in their bare body with outside freezing temperature.

WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE WHO PRACTICES THIS MEDITATION TECHNIQUE:

In the Kagyu Tradition of Buddhism (Tibetan), there are six types of Yogas of Naropa and Tummo is one of them. It is the meditation of inner heat and it is practiced to control the subtle body and perform the higher yogas and this tantric yoga is practiced in Tibet by the Buddhist monk.


WHY TUMMO MEDITATION TECHNIQUE IS PRACTICED:

This Tummo meditation is based on the ancient tantric teachings and the teachings are based on the common belief that we as a human beings are born with free flowing energy and we waste it by worrying about different sorts of things in our daily life. So, instead of worrying Tummo meditation is practiced to concentrate and burn all those worrying thoughts and keep our mind and body healthy. So, it is basically channelize all those worrying energy into productive ones.

HOW TUMMO MEDITATION TECHNIQUE IS PRACTICED:

Tummo is basically a breathing technique. We need to sit in a mat with your legs crossed over one another and with your hands placed over the knees. Then close your eyes, try to concentrate by kicking out all the thoughts out of your minds which are emerging from various directions. When we breath, the noticeable movements happens in our bowel, i.e., it comes up and down. So, concentrate on the movement of the bowel during the inhaling and exhaling periods. Slowly then start coming up and concentrate on your nose and feel the breath while inhaling and exhaling. Once you are able to concentrate without any straying thoughts, imagine your body as a hollow balloon and visualize that a hot lamp is placed at the center of that hollow balloon discharging heat. Slowly, your body will start heating up.

NOTE: IT WILL TAKE TIME STILL YOU MASTER THIS TANTRIC TECHNIQUE AND START GENERATING HEAT.


LIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS TUMMO MEDITATION TECHNIQUE:

There is a man named Wim Hof got the nickname if Iceman for his extreme capacity of bearing with cold. He first ran barefooted in the Arctic and has now aimed for the Antartica. He has 18 world records in his name from bearing different kinds of cold including longest ice bath by staying immersed in ice for 1 hour, 13 minutes, and 48 seconds. He often challenges his body to the extreme when it comes to bear cold. He attempted to climb mount Everest by wearing only shorts and nothing else. He has proven the world that with Tummo meditation and practicing it religiously and judiciously one can do the unimaginable.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF THIS KIND OF TUMMO MEDITATION:

There are multiple benefits of doing Tummo meditation.

1. It gives you unimaginable power to fight with cold as Iceman has proven.

2. It is said that it clears any kind of plaques forms inside our artery or vein, that is it keeps our heart healthy.

3. Being basically a breathing technique, it keeps our lungs healthy.

4. It improves concentration.

5. It improves memory power.

3. It makes your more calm and composed besides other health benefits of being yoga.


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    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR

      Subhas 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi FullOfLoveSites for your interest. Yes, it opens a totally different arena of what we think about our body and soul. It opens a whole new world where we become limitless and can altogether go to the next level where we really can experience the calmness and tranquility.

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      FullOfLoveSites 

      5 years ago from United States

      Wow, this is interesting and certainly fanned my curiosity as well. great informative hub. definite good.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR

      Subhas 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi smfay! It looks great to get a nice feedback from you.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR

      Subhas 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Marc! Great feedback from you will definitely encourage me to write more whenever I am able to research any new interesting and useful topic.

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      smfay 

      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      One of the many meditation techniques...thanks for sharing. Best Regards

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR

      Subhas 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It is great that you yourself felt the aura of being organic and benefits of living in serenity through your friend. In Hinduism, there are four Ashramas, Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sannyasa. So, we need to fulfill all our duties,i.e., passing through the three stages before renouncing the world and becoming sanyasi or else we will not be in peace. But yes, we can very early on start with meditation.

    • Priyankaa Bee profile image

      Priyankaa Bee 

      6 years ago

      I can understand your situation well. We'll have to let go of all our material life and go forth to the practice full time. On the other hand, we are not 'ready' to let go of our current lifestyle which make it difficult to commit. I have a friend who was formally holding a very high position in a corporate world, let go of his lifestyle and go forth to stay in a mountain hill with no electricity, no proper running water, no sugar, no oil.... You may think that he is torturing himself But in actual, he succeeded. he only eats pure organic food cooked by the village people. When i met him last year, he looks much younger and his skin glows !

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR

      Subhas 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your interest. It is my personal wish to go to either Tibet or Leh & Ladakh where one can find such monasteries and they always willingly teaches the techniques, but one needs time to practice such things.

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      Priyankaa Bee 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. I have always been curious about this technique practice by the Tibetan monks. Thumbs Up !

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR

      Subhas 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your praises. Ya, it is a great art and practicing it takes you to altogether a different level. We are forgetting the assets which we are really besotted with and can do great to our body and mind in this time-crunching fast food junkie world. I will request to all to take some time out and try to practice any kind of meditation, either it is tummo or any kind of meditation. You will see the transformation and a peaceful inner self.

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      iamageniuster 

      6 years ago

      Interesting. I'd like to practice this Tummo Meditation. I know Wim Hof uses it.

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