Why yogis swear by breathing through one nostril at a time and 8 other quick ways to relieve stress

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We explore the wonders of being aware of your breath and dropping your shoulders.
We explore the wonders of being aware of your breath and dropping your shoulders.
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There are 100 new emails in your inbox, your next appointment is in five minutes and you’re already fretting about whether you’ll make it through the traffic in time for a meeting with your child’s teacher.

What you really need is a trip to the spa or a few days away – but who the heck has time for that? Take a deep breath: we’re here to help.

These quick fixes will ease your stress and make you feel capable of tackling your tasks again. None of them cost much and some are even free, so you can do them over and over again.

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