The Healing Art of Meditation - Explore the meaning of health, and learn strategies for walking the path of healing

The Healing Art of Meditation

Explore the meaning of health, and learn strategies for walking the path of healing

9 Hours to Complete

This course takes approximately 9 hours to complete. Includes lifetime access.

Certificate of Completion

You will receive a certificate upon the completion of this course.

9 CEUs Upon completion

This course qualifies for 9 continuing education credits.


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Course Overview

Learn how to face your problems calmly and how to give your health the appropriate amount of attention.

Meditation and its companion practices constitute a healing art. They restore internal balance, remind us of our spiritual priorities, and offer a wide variety of techniques to help us regain our innate sense of hope and optimism. In this seminar, we will explore the fundamental concepts of sickness and health, and employ basic strategies that are meant to lead you back to the path of healing.

In this 9 hour digital course, you will:

  • Ponder the healing strategies of meditation, and allow glimpses of yogic philosophy and psychology to inspire an optimistic spirit within you.
  • Use the four elementary principles of ancient medicine as a means for healing.
  • Recognize lifestyle habits that will support healing and help you prevent imbalances in your mind and body.
  • Explore the role of prayer, music, and mantra in the healing process.
Rolf Sovik
Meet The Teacher

Rolf Sovik

President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute, Rolf Sovik, PsyD, began his study of yoga and meditation in 1972. He is a student of H.H. Swami Rama and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and under their guidance has explored the teachings of the Himalayan tradition. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern Studies, and Clinical Psychology. He is currently a resident of the Himalayan Institute where he lives with his wife, Mary Gail. Read Rolf’s articles on yoga wisdom and spirituality in the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.

Course Outline

  43 Lessons    |      9 Hours    |      9 CEUs
  • Why We Come to Yoga
  • Softening Our Grip
  • Guided Relaxation
  • Three Types of Pain and Suffering
  • Aligning Ourselves with the Healing Process
  • Progression from Happiness to Pain and Back to Happiness
  • Seated Relaxation
  • Questions and Answers
  • Relaxing the Muscles of the Face and Scalp
  • Guided Point-to-Point Breathing Relaxation
  • Point-to-Point Breathing
  • The Four Noble Truths in Three Traditions
  • 4 Noble Truths
  • A Schematic of the Healing Process
  • Schematic of the Healing Process
  • Deep and True Acceptance
  • Turning Toward Balance
  • Guided Relaxation with Point-to-Point Breathing and Mantra So'Ham
  • A Health-Promoting Yoga Sequence
  • Health-Promoting Yoga Sequence
  • Guided 61-Points Relaxation
  • 61 Points
  • Summary / Questions and Answers
  • Calming the Sympathetic Nervous System
  • The Stress Reaction
  • Meditation: Aligning Outer and Inner Life
  • Recognizing and Identifying Emotions
  • Emotional Self-Acceptance
  • Cultivating Emotional Balance
  • Guided Meditation with Mantra So'Ham
  • Unfinished Business
  • Questions and Answers
  • Six Steps of Focusing: Part 1
  • Six Steps of Focusing: Part 2
  • Six Steps of Focusing
  • Three Stages of Mindfulness in Meditation
  • Healing Messages of the Chakras: Part 1
  • Healing Messages of the Chakras: Part 2
  • Healing Mantras
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Recitation
  • Guided 31-Points Relaxation with Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
  • Guided Meditation with Mantra and Inner Fire