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How to Enjoy the Present Moment


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In DR. R. Murali Krishna's new book, "VIBRANT: To Heal and Be Whole From India to Oklahoma City," he shows us how to enjoy the present moment. For more info visit

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How to Enjoy the Present Moment

  1. 1. VIBRANT Book by Dr. R. Murali Krishna talks on How to Enjoy the Present Moment
  2. 2. —R. Murali Krishna, Vibrant: To Heal and Be Whole (2012) Stay in the present. Be mindful. Be present. Be focused on what is in front of you. “ ”
  3. 3. Dr. Krishna is president and chief operating officer of INTEGRIS Mental Health, that provides adult and child/adolescent mental health services in inpatient, residential, outpatient & clinical settings; an employee assistance program; and crisis intervention services. He is also co-founder and president of the James L. Hall, Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit, an educational organization devoted to improving health through raising awareness of the healing power of the connection between mind, body, and spirit.
  4. 4. In DR. R. Murali Krishna's new book, "VIBRANT: To Heal and Be Whole From India to Oklahoma City," he shows us how to enjoy the present moment.
  5. 5. We can learn throughout our lives to savor the moment. We can get more out of right now. Excerpts from the Book: Ironically, the present is the only thing we can control.
  6. 6. Each moment is all we really have. It is important to learn from the past, but it is also important to not let it distract and take energy from the present. In short, if you worry too much about the future, your anxiety can impact the decisions you make today.
  7. 7. Take time to enjoy the moment. • Enjoy the meal. Interact face-to-face with those you care about. • Another exercise is to take a long breath through your nostrils. Hold it for a few seconds then pucker your lips and exhale as slowly as you can. • One way to slow down a hectic moment is to focus on your breathing.
  8. 8. If we take a few moments each day to do these simple breathing exercises, we can train ourselves to relax, focus and enjoy the moment. “ ”
  9. 9. “Walking awareness” “Walking awareness” is another way of re-centering ourselves. Notice each step you take. Focus on your step, your stride. Focus on the way you hold your shoulders and bend your knees. Be mindful of your every movement. Relax. Breathe. These are simple ways of bringing yourself back into the moment. It can be almost magical when we truly focus on the moment.
  10. 10. Author of VIBRANT: To Heal and Be Whole - From India to Oklahoma City, Dr. Krishna reveals the secrets to living a vibrant life while overcoming: • Anxiety • Trauma • Sleep dysfunction • Stress • Obesity • Emotional dysfunction • Depression • Addiction • Substance abuse • Loss • Anger • Unresolved issues • Relationship stress • Mental illness • Alcoholism
  11. 11. R. Murali Krishna, MD, DLFAPA Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Univ. of OK Health Sciences Center Co-Founder & President, James L. Hall, Jr Center for Mind, Body and Spirit President, Oklahoma State Board of Health Founding President, Health Alliance for the Uninsured President & COO, INTEGRIS Mental Health
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