Mouth Yoga

Image result for Thich Nhat HanhWhy should I smile when there is no joy in me? The answer is that smiling is a practice.

There are over three hundred muscles in your face. When you are angry or fearful, these muscles tense up. The tension in these muscles creates a feeling of hardness. If you know how to breathe in and produce a smile, however, the tension will disappear —it is what I call “mouth yoga.”

Make smiling an exercise. Just breathe in and smile; the tension will disappear, and you will feel much better.

Thich Nhat Hanh

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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