Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How to relax

[image: Sheba not working at relaxing]

Getting it back together - whatever "it" is . . .
  • read "The Heaven of Animals"
  • breathe in deeply and exhale, mouth open, saying Ahhhh. Hold the bottom of the exhale - don't rush to breathe back in. Or don't vocalize Ahhhh. Or just imagine you are saying it.
  • listen to "Will the Circle be Unbroken" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on YouTube
  • take a brief, easy walk around the neighborhood (before the hours of fire begin at 10:00 a.m.) walking meditatively - slow, heel, ball of foot, or call it toe; heel, toe. Mind in soles of feet.
  • collect a yellow leaf from a rough black asphalt surface
  • put your palm against a great old sycamore, and feel its chi
  • throw away some publications you should read but don't want to
  • laugh when Sheba walks across the keys
  • drink some lavender tea
  • lie down on the rug and stretch any old way

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