I just love it when I turn on my radio in the morning and hear more about yoga in mainstream media. WELL, let me clarify that... POSITIVE things about yoga! :)
Here is an excerpt of the piece here, courtesy of NPR.org. (Thanks to the author of this piece, Gretchen Cuda!)
"There are plenty of ways to relieve stress — exercise, a long soak in a hot bath, or even a massage. But believe it or not, something you're doing right now, probably without even thinking about it, is a proven stress reliever: breathing.
As it turns out, deep breathing is not only relaxing, it's been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, the immune system — and maybe even the expression of genes."
Read more here: Just Breathe: Body Has A Built-In Stress Reliever .
Ahhhhh, take a deep breath and enjoy it!