The Loofah Meditation
You have 10 minutes. Breathe in the heavenly fragrance of your pineapple-clementine-ylang ylang-Twinkie shampoo. Breathe out. Observe every detail, present but not attached. Feel the warm, pulsing spray on your back. Listen to the water run, and watch the drops that race one another down the glass. Let your thoughts slip away with them. This is it—the best way to shed stale, impure emotions, along with old skin cells. Take a hot or warm shower and then slowly lower the temperature to cold—even for just 10 seconds, Lorin Roche, PhD, writes in his guide Meditation Made Easy. "The shock becomes invigorating rather than painful. And we all need help in gracefully meeting the shocks that life provides." You'll step out cleaner and clearer.