God in Your Body: Kab­bal­ah, Mind­ful­ness and Embod­ied Spir­i­tu­al Practice

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By – November 14, 2011

Michael­son has writ­ten a hand­book on Kab­bal­ah and health. It is a guide­book lead­ing the read­er along a path of try­ing to get to know God while at the same time get­ting to know your body. Michaelson’s premise is that much effort and thought has been ded­i­cat­ed to enrich­ing the soul, all to the neglect of the body. In real­i­ty, claims the author, both are god­ly and both need nur­tur­ing. And when both body and soul get their req­ui­site exer­cise, a per­son is able to attain new lev­els of spir­i­tu­al fulfillment. 

The author teach­es the read­er how to exer­cise, how to walk, and how to wash. He believes and proves that there is god­li­ness in everything. 

This book is filled with pithy quotes from Jew­ish tra­di­tion as well as from writ­ers who are not Jew­ish and from non-Jew­ish tra­di­tions, quotes that under­score the points the author wish­es to devel­op. By far the most excit­ing part of the book is Michaelson’s med­i­ta­tion tech­niques and his activ­i­ties to help read­ers learn and advance their own spirituality.

Mic­ah D. Halpern is a colum­nist and a social and polit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor. He is the author of What You Need To Know About: Ter­ror, and main­tains The Mic­ah Report at www​.mic​ah​halpern​.com.

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