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Focus Your Breath

People who do intentional breathing and meditation before bed experience sounder sleep than those who don't.

By Heather Boerner

Sat Bir Khalsa, a Harvard Medical School sleep researcher and Kundalini yogi, has found that people who do intentional breathing and meditation before bed experience sounder sleep than those who don't. He recommends the shabad kriya: Sit upright with your right hand resting palm-up in your left hand, thumbs touching. Inhale in four short bursts in time with the silent mantra Sa ta ma ma. Hold for a few moments and then exhale in two segments, silently repeating Wahe guru. Repeat and continue for 10 minutes.



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Elisabeth

Yes, that is my work, to lead people to this place of inner beauty, so it will shine through and when they put make up on, they will wonder what do I need to cover up or hide. Just raising awareness.
Cold water on my face, that's how I used to wake myself up. Fill the sink and immerse my face. Thanks for reminding me!

Veena Grover

The article is beautiful.I was born & raised in India & lived in united States 44 years & finally starting feeling more relaxed everyday.i was in constant search of joy,peace & happiness.Happiness is all inside,we go to the temples,shrines,chuches& satsangs to feel the connection with our soul to be haapy,but,connection with your soul brings all the joy & peace,In real sense,Real Beauty is in your soul & when it shines,you can dress simple clothes & wash you face with cold water & use some rose water,if you are not allergic to it & use some moisturiser & lip gloss.Face is the index of mind.Feel free from most of the artifical beauty products & enjoy the inner peace,which is free.Blessings & Namaste. veena.

Benu

I agree, Sa Ta Na Ma. I am sure this is a typo

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