Massage Therapy  with Dee Hiatt, 
LMT
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Smile, Please
August, 2001
 
Speaking of smiles reminds me of a simple and refreshingly effective way to meditate suggested by a traditional Chinese pharmacist in Thailand:

 Sit comfortably upright in a chair or, if you are used to it, sit yoga-style on the floor.

 Close your eyes.

 Breathe in and out comfortably and with awareness.

 With each breath out, send a smile to someone who loves you.

More smiling advice: Wear the faintest beginnings of a smile as you go about your day. You are so conditioned to smile when you feel good that a conscious hint of a smile on your lips can lift your spirits and reduce unnecessary tension from the outside in.
© 2004, Dee Hiatt
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