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Meditation Techniques of Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton meditation techniques

Dolly Parton uses prayer and simple meditation techniques before performing. Image from Wikipedia used with permission

County singer and songwriter Dolly Parton is one of the most successful recording artists of all time.  Even though she has been performing since the 1960’s, she still gets nervous. She recently revealed that she prays and does simple meditation techniques before she goes on stage.

This brief article on Dolly Parton and her meditation techniques and prayer first appeared in

The 65-year-old country music legend is famed for her illustrious music career which has spanned five decades. Despite her successful career, the songstress claims she still gets pre-show nerves and combats them with meditation and prayer.

“If I ever get to the point of being nuts, I go off somewhere and pray a little bit and try to anchor myself and do some meditation and deep breathing,” she explained. “Before my shows, I always pray a little. I ask God to bless the show and the people, and let me be a bright spark and do good and glorify Him in my own way.”

Dolly, who is famed for her bawdy nature and flamboyant dress style, says her off-stage persona is very different. The voluptuous blonde considers herself to be an accomplished “housewife” who cooks great food.
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I was not surprised to hear that Dolly Parton used prayer and simple meditation techniques to clear her mind, and put her in a good state for performance.  Many great artists and athletes have a pre-performance ritual for just this reason.

What is your opinion of this American great doing prayer and meditation?  Please feel free to leave your comments below.

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