-Welcome back to the show. -Oh, thank you.
How are the kids? -Oh, they’re just beautiful
and awesome. Started kindergarten,
and I didn’t cry, which is good. -Oh, that’s good.
That can happen. -I did actually cry,
but that’s okay. I won’t tell anybody.
-Shh, shh, shh. -Won’t tell.
Thank you for playing the game. You said you’re not —
You don’t really — -I normally don’t play
those kinds of games. You know, we are usually a bit
more intense in our family. Like, I mean, sometimes
we do that one with the phone like that,
but I never played that one. That was the first time, so… And I got stuck with that thing
twice in my hand, so I don’t know
if I was too good. -No, you were fantastic.
[ Laughter ] You said you play
more, like, physical — Yeah. -Your husband is very
competitive, obviously. -Yeah.
And you know what I found? You know, I come
from a family of five. I have five sisters. And we usually —
we used to play volleyball, so it was like a team sport. We all played in the same team. But Tom’s family
is a little different. You know, his sisters are —
he’s the baby, he’s got three older sisters,
and they’re pretty hard-core. I mean, when they play,
it’s like — -Really?
They go for it? -You know that game that you —
Dodge ball, is it? Where you go, and you like
throw really hard at a person, And then they die —
they’re out of the — [ Laughter ] -Well, yeah, if it’s Tom Brady
throwing a dodge ball, yeah. That might happen. -But you would be impressed
because there is Maya, there is Julie, and, I mean,
they’re pretty strong. They were softball players.
They’re intense. -The whole Brady family
can throw? -Oh, yeah.
-Of course. -Oh, yeah.
-I would never play that. I’d be like,
“Hey, let’s play Catchphrase.” [ Laughter ] -Yeah, you might want
to do that, if you play. If they invite you
to play this game with the ball, make sure that
you’re ready for it. -You brought a quick second
of you playing dodge ball against Tom Brady.
[ Laughter ] This is his sister versus Tom.
Look at this. -Oh! -Oh, my God.
What?! [ Cheers and applause ] -It’s a little more intense
then what we just played, but it’s pretty fun.
-Yeah. -It’s pretty fun. -Where did you and Tom meet? -We actually had a blind date. Because it was a funny story,
because for some reason, everybody thought they needed
to, like, find me a boyfriend, so it actually
was my third blind date. And the other two were dinners, which I was stuck there
for an hour and a half, like, thinking,
“When can I get out? Where’s my food?”
-Too long. -The third blind date
was actually Tom. And I was like,
“This is — That’s it. I’m not going
on any more blind dates.” And I figured,
“Let’s meet for a drink,” because, you know, a drink can
take three minutes or two hours. You know what I mean?
-Exactly. -You can go drink,
or you can go sipping. [ Laughter ] But, you know,
when I saw those kind eyes, I literally fell in love,
like, right away. I was like, “What?”
I mean, he was just so — You know how sweet he is. -Oh, I’m in love with him, too,
yeah. [ Laughter ] You can’t help it.
Can’t help it. -I understand.
I understand. -Now, tell me about this book,
“Lessons.” I want to —
Why did you write this? -So, you know,
I believe in signs, and I had,
for the last three, four years, different friends
would come to me and share stories
about people in their life that was struggling with anxiety
or different things. I felt like,
“Well, that’s very similar with something
I’ve experienced in my life.” And I felt, “Well, if I can
share from a real honest and open pl–” You know, make them feel
like they were not alone. So I started writing letters to people
that I really didn’t know. Just friends of friends, or… And the feedback I had is that
it really helped them. You know,
somebody was being bullied, they started an anti-bullying
program in school. A person was suffering
from anxiety, and some of the tips
I gave her helped her. So, I felt like,
“Well, there’s just only a few people
that can get to me.” So I figure, if I do an open
letter to talk about things, challenges I faced,
and things that have helped me, maybe I’ll be able
to help more people. So that was the intention. -It’s great,
because I’ve known you for a long time, but I — From just looking at you,
you go, things are pretty great. I mean…
[ Laughter ] -You know, that was actually
one of the big things, you know, I think I was
very judgmental of myself for feeling
the things I was feeling, because I felt like my life — I have a great family,
I have a great relationship, I have a great job. Like, why should
I feel this way? I didn’t want to tell anyone
because I was very, just, you know,
just feeling like I’m not allowed
to have a problem, you know? And then, I kind of held it in.
-Wow. -And then, finally, you know,
the bubble burst, and then you have
to deal with things. And, you know,
it’s been wonderful, but I had
so many different lessons. It’s not just that.
It’s the quality of your life depends on the quality
of your relationships. You know, that’s huge.
-Yeah. [ Applause ]
-Because, you know, there are so many different — Be mindful with your words.
You know they’re very powerful. We are creating
our own reality by our thoughts, by what we are feeling. We are putting — Where your attention goes
is what grows, so… -One thing in here that I like,
to help you with anxiety, you said breathing is a very
important key, which… -Yeah.
No, breathing I think is — -…I think I’m pretty good at,
but I… -Have you been meditating? -I have been meditating.
I got inspired by you. I have.
-Good. Then I’m happy. Because meditation is —
It really is key, because it allows you to — -Do you guys meditate?
Do you guys — [ Cheers and applause ] Not everybody. -You know what?
How about I teach you guys. There is a pranayama
breathing technique which is called
alternate nostril breathing, and it’s
a pretty simple technique. -You’re gonna teach us
how to breathe? -Can I?
Would you be okay with it? [ Cheers and applause ] -Of course.
-So, maybe we can just do it really quickly here,
but if you want to sit at home for 5 or 10 minutes,
it really is effective, because it balances the right
and the left side of your brain. So, basically, all you need
is yourself and your fingers. -Uh-huh.
And, usually, I use these three fingers,
and I put this finger in my third eye, or here,
just to kind of like — You know, that’s just what I do. I’m sure there’s
lots of different ways, so just put it here.
-Yeah. -And you’re gonna
do a big inhale first. [ Breathes deeply ] And then, you’re gonna
close your right nostril and exhale to the left. -Wait, I’m sorry.
Close your nostril? What did I miss?
-So, basically — So, basically —
So close the right nostril. -Oh, with your thumb.
-Yeah, with your thumb. And then,
inhale to the left side. [ Breathing deeply ] [ Laughter ] Close the left,
and exhale to the right. -Oh, and close the left
with the other finger. -And now inhale to the right. [ Breathing deeply ] And exhale to the left. [ Laughter ] Jimmy, are you doing it? -This is more advanced —
I’m doing both nostrils. -No.
[ Laughter ] -You just made millions
of people meditate right now, so thank you, and breathe. [ Cheers and applause ] -Do you guys feel good?
[ Cheers and applause ] They feel great! Gisele Bundchen, everybody! Her new book, “Lessons:
My path to a Meaningful Life” is available now.