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A couple years ago, I heard ABC News anchor Dan Harris speak at Chicago Ideas Week. He told all of us in the audience how mindfulness meditation changed his life. He was a self-proclaimed "fidgety skeptic" who had an on-air panic attack, then discovered meditation and became a happier, more focused person. I was sold.
Full Wheel Pose, Shoulder Opening Variation
Lie on back with knees bent and feet on the ground, hip-width apart. Bend elbows and place hands on either side of head, shoulder-width apart with fingers pointing toward shoulders. Pressing into feet and hands equally, lift hips and lengthen arms. Keep pressing into feet through the big toes and reach chest away from feet. To deepen the pose, walk your feet closer to your hands, keeping them parallel to one another. Straighten your arms and press into your big toes to reach your chest beyond your wrists. Breathe here for at least 5 deep breaths.
Photo: Jon Anderson
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