- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN Wednesday that her failed presidential bid served as the impetus to try a unique relaxation technique: “alternate nostril breathing.”

Promotional efforts for Mrs. Clinton’s memoir “What Happened” landed her on “Anderson Cooper 360” to discuss a wide range of topics, including yoga techniques she used to relax in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. election.

“You talk about ‘alternate nostril breathing,’ ” Mr. Cooper said while taking off his glasses. “What is that that, and dare you give me a demonstration?”

“I would highly recommend it,” the former secretary of state replied. “You’re supposed to shut your eyes. I don’t want to shut my eyes on national television, but you know you do hold and you breathe through one — and you hold it — and then you, then you exhale through the other, and you keep going. I can only say based on my personal experience that if you’re sitting cross-legged on the yoga mat, and you’re doing it — and you’re really trying to inhale and hold it and have a long exhale — it is very relaxing. I don’t know if you can do it in the middle of hurricane coverage, but maybe some other moment you can try it.”

At another point in the interview Mrs. Clinton addressed Americans who say they regret voting for President Trump. She told the host that she could not offer them forgiveness.

“When it first started happening, it was so soon after the election,” she told the host. “It was hard for me to comfort somebody who was coming to me and saying, ‘Oh, I wish I had done more,’ or, ‘I’m sorry I didn’t vote’ because I think this was one of the most consequential elections that we have faced in a long time. So, no absolution. But I just hope people will take what happened this time seriously and be ready and willing to vote the next time.”

Mrs. Clinton’s book tour will run through at least 15 cities, including Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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