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Two-Minute Body Breathing

Two-Minute 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 takes about two minutes but can be extended by doing another cycle or two.

This is a delightful exercise to conduct outdoors, sitting next to running water or under a tree when the wind is gently stirring its leaves. Feeling your awareness as it flows out on your breath gives you a powerful sense of being at harmony with nature.

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Adapted from Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 1994).

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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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9:07PM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

thanks...i will try this!

5:58AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

Will be trying this later, thank you.

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2:25AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

noted, thanks

8:50AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

perfect for those who "don't have time" to take positive steps for their health

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2:08AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Thank you

12:47AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Thank you for posting.

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