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  • 'The most refreshing and renewing form of exercise is sleep,' said a
    friend in an sms the other day. But what is there was no such thing as sleep? How would we relax, recharge our batteries, escape from mindless chatter and nattering nabobs of negativity?
    No doubt there are people who manage with only three to four hours of sleep on a daily basis but I'm sure if this too was denied them, then they would also become morose and grouchy. And the same would apply to Patrick the pranic healer, who claims that he requires just one hour of sleep at night and the rest of the time he spends in meditation. Without that one hour he would probably find it unbearable too.
    But, well, if there was no option I would probably try meditation because meditation is said to be more restful and calming than sleep.
    What about the others - those who don't believe in yoga, meditation and the like. Maybe they'll try their hand at music, dance, writing, exercise. But too much of this can make you tired. And then what?
    Fishes never sleep, do they? They are constantly swimming, day and night right from the time they are born till the day they die. People would be like fishes, eyes constantly open, if not swimming, then walking about going here and there, or sitting before the idiot box like couch potatoes, or working incessantly until they burst an artery or start hyperventilating.
    No sleep? I'll meditate and take my chance with that option.
    As for the rest - they can go and fly a kite!
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