Exercise

Liberating Smile

By combining deep breathing with gentle smiling, both acts being done quite slowly, and by keeping the mind solely attentive to the body's condition, a relaxed half-drowsy state will develop. No other thoughts should be allowed to enter; the whole of his being should lie completely reposed in the rhythmic breathing and happily hypnotized by the lazy smile. Everything should be light and effortless. This is the Yoga of the Liberating Smile. The Yoga of the Liberating Smile is to be practised at two special times--when he is falling into sleep at night and when he is waking from sleep in the morning.

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