Before we can leave the body effortlessly we have to inhabit it fully. A remarkable means for heightening life as well as preparing for death is to enter the body whole-heartedly, sensation by sensation. It is a gentle guiding of awareness through the body beginning at the top of the head and extending to the tip of the toes. In colloquial Buddhism this is called a "sweeping" meditation, partially because the awareness sweeps through the body and partly because it sweeps from under the rug much that has been sequestered there.

Stephen Levine, A Year to Live