4 breathing techniques to get you through high-stress moments

You're always in control of your breath.

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  • Anxiety is triggered environmentally and emotionally, but a physiological response quickly follows.
  • Calming breathing techniques help to tamp down the physiological response of anxiety.
  • The following four exercises are known to help calm anxiety and develop focus.
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Why Henry David Thoreau was drawn to yoga

The famed author headed to the pond thanks to Indian philosophy.

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  • The famed author was heavily influenced by Indian literature, informing his decision to self-exile on Walden Pond.
  • He was introduced to these texts by his good friend's father, William Emerson.
  • Yoga philosophy was in America a century before any physical practices were introduced.
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Want to Be Zen as F*Ck? Try Rage Yoga.

"Rage Yoga" is a new yoga movement that includes drinking beer, yelling out obscenities and a heavy metal soundtrack.  

While there are numerous health benefits that come with practicing yoga, it’s not for everyone.  To some, it can be slow, too quiet, and even boring. It can also be hard to distance yourself from the turbulence of everyday life and to disappear into the peaceful state yoga requires. To address this dissonance between yoga and modern life, a professional contortionist in Canada has created a new yoga movement called “Rage Yoga”. Practicing Rage Yoga includes drinking beer, yelling out obscenities, and a heavy metal soundtrack.  The mantra of the new movement - “get zen as fuck”.

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