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November 2014

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Hi folks,

This season we wish you good cheer, bustling parties, spirited conversation, shopping fatigue, carolers, anticipation, and love. And in between all of that, we wish you peace and quiet.

Though messages of peace are everywhere this time of year, it’s sometimes forgotten that peace takes practice. We hope you have a ball this season, and we hope you find the time to breathe as well.

As usual, we’re having a pretty big sale this time of year. When you’re feeling relaxed and have some time, do take a look.

Warm and calm wishes for the holidays,

The Still Sitting Crew

Sitting Tip – BREATHE

Turns out breathing deeply is good not only for your sanity. It’s also good for your health. You may have been asked to breath from your belly during meditation. That may seem strange, since everyone knows your lungs are in your chest. But the muscle that does the work of breathing is the diaphragm, which lives between your chest and your abdomen.

On every in-breath that dome-shaped muscle contracts and flattens out. This lowers the air pressure in your lungs, and a breath rushes in. If your belly is relaxed, your diaphragm has plenty of room to flatten into it – and your breathing will be deeper and fuller. This lowers your heart rate, lowers your blood pressure, gets oxygen deeper into your lungs, and has an overall calming effect on your body and mind. If you’re up for some light reading while you try it, here’s some from the Harvard Medical School (no really, it’s short and non-jargony!).

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There is nothing you can see

that is not a flower;

there is nothing you can think

that is not the moon.

—Matsuo Basho, 17th century poet