Philippines Clark Relax and Unwind-Without Spending Any Money!

april 12 2011

How so, you ask. You must have guessed from the image.It is called Meditation.

Ok. I can hear you groan and I don’t blame you. The first time I attempted meditation, my reaction was the same. I think I was about 15 years old then and we were taken on a life training camp from school. The training was about 5 days and part of the curriculum was meditation. At 6 a.m in the morning!

We were given strict instructions to switch off lights and go to sleep by 9.30 p.m. We did so. Little did our teachers know, we began our slumber party with candle light afterwards!. Obviously, you can imagine the state we were in, when meditating at 6 a.m.

Many many years later, a book titled The Three Minute Meditator- 30 Simple Ways To Relax And Unwind caught my eye at the library. I wanted to find out what meditation what all about. Mainly for curiosity sake, I borrowed the book.

So it began, I started reading. To my delight it didn’t have anything about waking up in the wee hours of the morning! So I continued reading whilst carrying out the exercises mentioned in the book. Little did I know that I was meditating!

Indeed, meditation has helped me immensely to relax and unwind. What I love about this sort of meditation is that it can be done anywhere. You can try them out when you are traveling, waiting in a queue and even at a boring meeting!

Here are a few simple meditative exercises (excerpts from the book). Try them out and let me know whether it enhanced your life.
The Breath Counting Meditation
Begin practicing this while sitting comfortably in a quiet place.

Simply count the exhale of each breath, mentally:’Inhale… Exhale… 1 Inhale… Exhale… 2 Inhale… Exhale… 3 Inhale… Exhale… 4′ Strive not to lose your count, and also try not to alter or regularize your breathing in any way.

If you find yourself thinking about anything except the fell of your breath and the number of that breath, return to focus on the sensation of breathing and on the number of that breath.

Looking And Listening Meditations

This mind clearing exercise is to watch clouds, or the flames of a fire, or the foaming waves at the ocean’s shore.

Don’t try to make sense of what you see. Don’t try to look for patterns. Do nothing but see. As soon as you notice a thought creeping into your mind, go back to just seeing.

You can practice listening the same way. No thought, no judging, no attempts to make sense. Just listening. If thoughts intrude, then focus your attention back on the music. (Instrumental music is usually the easiest type of meditative listening)

The Thought Counting Meditation

Sit comfortably, with some type of timer or alarm clock handy. Set the timer for one minute.
Now close your eyes, and begin to count your thoughts. As soon as a thought appears in your mind, count it, but don’t ‘get into’ the content of that thought. If you do, you may only end up with a count of one thought for your entire minute.


Manila is fast becoming a city of luxurious fine dining accompanied by fine vintage wine. Not only must a 5-star Italian, French or Continental restaurant offer good food, nice ambience and immaculate service the restaurant wine list must be equally exciting to make the evening of wine and dine a memorable one.

This 5-star fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Subic Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children. Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines. Private dining rooms are also available in this restaurant for business and personal meetings of 4 to 20 people.

Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, seafood, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes. Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation. A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.

Built in 2000 by Hong Kong-based Yats International, a developer and operator of hospitality and residential projects in the Philippines, fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has served not only as Pampanga’s highly recommended restaurant and wine lounge, but also as a place where business executives meet to finalize business deals over a nice meal with some fine vintage wine.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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