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Balanced Living, Meditation, and 10 Simple Breaths—Simply Breathe
Simple Tens is about health and joyful living. Following the idea of 10 simple breaths, learn about meditation, breathing, and relaxation for pain relief, muscle tension, stress, and headaches. Find information, articles, and lists about natural health, body wisdom, and balanced living with art, music, poetry, and nature. Ten simple breaths—simply breathe.
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10 Tips for Finding the Right Position
Meditation practice has distinctive health benefits. Most people, by far, use a sitting or kneeling position while meditating. There are other ways to meditate—walking, standing, and even lying down all can be useful in meditation practice. For beginners in meditation, the sitting position is probably the best way to start.... Read More -->
Counting Breaths in Meditation
Breath counting is a deceptively simple breathing technique much used in meditation practice. Sit in a comfortable position with the spine straight and head inclined slightly forward. Gently close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then let the breath come naturally without trying to influence it. Ideally it will be quiet and slow, but depth and rhythm may vary. Here are insights on counting breaths from Thich Nhat Hanh, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Josho Pat Phelan, Pema Chodron, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Andrew Weil.
10 Health Benefits of Belly Breathing
A living breathing organism: you’ve heard that phrase before. To breathe is almost the definition of life. Breathe slow and deep, breathe deliberately and consciously. Breathing deeply is best done by using the diaphragm muscles instead of breathing only through the chest. This “belly breathing” gives you.... Read More
10 Basic Points of Meditation Technique
Walking meditation is the practice of meditating by using footsteps as its focus. Meditation walking may be just as profound an experience as in sitting meditation. By walking, there are many benefits. You tend to be more aware of your whole body/self. You may experience the body intensely. You might even find it easier to .... Read More
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About the Writer
Hello, my name is Karla Beatty.
I have been a lifelong migraine sufferer. I know about pain and would like to help others begin to manage their pain. I write about my interests--creative arts, nature, and living a healthy lifestyle. Why write in lists of ten? They help keep life sweet and simple.
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Neck Tension and Muscle Relaxation
10 Steps to Relax Head and Back
People relax their muscles in different ways. Many people like to listen to music or read a magazine. Others find it easy to relax after doing physical activity such as sports or exercise. Some people find it helpful to do stretching and relaxation exercises. The head and back areas tend to be where people gather stress and tension. Here are 10 steps towards.... Read More
High Heels Are Hurting Me!
10 Effects of Wearing Heels
Finding that perfect pair of high heels may seem like a worthy quest, but high heels impact the body and women pay the price in strain on their feet, knees, hips, back, and spine. Here’s how high heels affect your body. Read More -->
Aerobic Exercise for the Lazy
10 Workouts Without a Gym
When you plan to exercise, it’s too easy to say “Not today.” If running, biking, or walking aren’t practical and you don’t have a gym membership, here are some aerobic workout ideas that you can try at home. Read More -->
Pope's 10 Tips for Happiness
We all want more joy in our lives. That is part of human nature. Pope Francis has listed these ten tips to help bring everyone to a happier life. Read More -->