A few students and teachers from Santosha Yoga had the great pleasure of going to see Deepak Chopra when he was in town last week. For those of you who may not know of him, he is a physician, writer, a world-renowned mind-body healing pioneer and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California.
All that went came back excited sharing was they had learned. But one thing that they all shared was a quote that Deepak attributed to the Dalai Lama. So what I am sharing with you, came from Cindy, Randy & Stacey who learned it from Deepak Chopra who learned it from the Dalai Lama. See how that works!
Anyway....here is it:
S - Stop what your doing.
T - Take 3 breaths and smile.
O - Observe your body from head to toe.
P - Proceed with a smile.
That's it, short and sweet but very powerful. So here is it straight from the Dalai Lama, the importance of our breath, the importance of taking time to center. No wonder he always has a smile on his face.
Remember this when the craziness of the holiday season starts to get the best of you, just S.T.O.P.....and just breathe.