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Body Breathing

Body Breathing

Sit still in a chair listening to soft music, or outside listening to the wind in the treetops. As you listen, gently let your attention flow out of your ears as you easily exhale. Repeat for a minute, then do the same thing through your eyes, letting your attention go outward on the breath, slowly and gently. Repeat this through the nostrils, the mouth, then sit quietly just listening to the music with your whole body.

Now allow your attention to sink into your chest. Feel where your heart center is (at the point where the breastbone and ribs join) and breathe out through it, letting your attention go with the breath. Continue gently for another minute, then sit quietly, aware of your body.

This exercise consciously links respiration and the nervous system, helping to promote their smooth integration. Feeling your awareness as it flows out on your breath gives you a powerful sense of being at harmony with nature.

Adapted from Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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9:15AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

thanks

3:00PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

AWESOME

12:35PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Meditation is a blessing way.

4:28AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Breathing well is certainly beneficial

4:40PM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

thanks

2:16PM PDT on Oct 3, 2010

Thank you for posting. I think this will work very well for me.

3:35PM PDT on Sep 30, 2010

Thanks for the information. I do practice deep breathing when upset. It really does help you refocus.

6:24AM PDT on Sep 28, 2010

Thank you ever so much for these articles.

5:08PM PDT on Sep 27, 2010

Thanks for the tips.

10:05AM PDT on Sep 26, 2010

Thanks for the great suggestions on how to harmonize your body!

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