Daily before taking anything but water I chant my favorite chapter of the Sanskrit Bhagavad Gita.
Several years ago I was browsing a bookstore and came across a little book which charmed me so much
that I decided that I just had to devote myself to the practice described in each chapter. It was Lord Shiva's
glorification of the Bhagavad Gita - The Gita Mahatmya of Padma Purana by Krishna-Dvaipayana-Vyasa.
The book I read was in English, translated from the Hindi by Sandhya dasi. It consists of eighteen
chapters, each one declaring the glory of the corresponding adhyayah of the Bhagavad Gita.
Each chapter tells the story of someone who has transcended the material world by devoting
himself to the daily sadhana of chanting from the corresponding chapter of Bhagavad Gita.
Lord Visnu said, "I Myself have manifested in the Form of Bhagavad Gita.
Please understand that the first five chapters are My five heads, the next
ten chapters are My ten arms, and the Sixteenth Chapter is My stomach.
The last two chapters are My lotus-feet. In this way you should
understand the transcendental Deity of the Bhagavad Gita."