Thursday, December 11, 2008

Meditate For Mental Health


Elf of Health Tip of the Day: stop and take 10 deep, meditative breaths right NOW. Close your eyes if you can. Sit or stand up very straight. Relax the muscles in your face. Count: 1, 2, 3 . . . 10. There, don't you feel better? This is the simplest way to begin a meditation practice. Start with as little as 10 breaths but, ideally, 5 minutes per day. Build from there. It will change your life.

2 comments:

juan antonio fernandez said...

om gal, i tried this but lost my count somewhere past 6, passed out and hit my head on the coffee table.

maybe you should warn people to wear their snowboarding helmet before trying this?

or at least add a disclaimer and waiver of liability.

ouch.

Om Gal said...

Well, the important thing is that you tried. Regarding a waiver of liability, my litigious friend- I have faith that other readers are slightly more coordinated- and I mean that in the nicest way possible;-)