Four Healthy Habits of Monk Hood to Maintain as a Layman
1. Meditate daily for 5 minutes
Scientists have confirmed the health benefits of meditation. For me, practicing meditation helps me stay focus with my life goals and alleviates the everyday stress of work and play. I tend to meditate every morning after I shower and before I have my first meal of the day.
2. Observe Buddhist ‘holy days’
Tgai Seul (ថ្ងៃសីល) to me means a day to “reboot” my body, mind, and soul. I would visit a local pagoda in the morning, make offerings, and fast all afternoon. I would abstain from alcohol, sex, or going out that night. Instead I would either visit a spa, hot steam, and/or a body massage center. It’s a day of self care and reflection.
3. Drink more liquids
Because monks cannot consume solids in the afternoon, I drank more liquids than I ever had in any period of my life. And in the process, I’ve noticed how my body has reacted. In Cambodia
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