September is National Yoga Month. Recent research shows that doing your poses and meditating is better for your health than listening to relaxing tunes and taking a walk. Even if you are chained to a desk, you can still shift your mindset. Fifteen minutes of chair based yoga can curb work stress, according to an Australian study. When people performed a series of seated yoga poses, their stress levels fell. The slow, steady breathing in yoga can cut tension by reducing sympathetic nervous system activity, says study author Bobby Cheeman, Ph.D. Clasp your hands, lift your arms above your head, and slowly bend to each side for 30 seconds.
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