Thursday, July 16, 2009

How to take a breather

WASHINGTON—About 200 people are sitting on yoga mats in a Washington hotel ballroom trying to learn how to do something they already do about 21,600 times a day: breathe.

This “automatic breathing” they’ve been doing all their lives? No good. So they’re learning to breathe deeply from their diaphragms and hoping that benefits—such as stress reduction, better sleep and increased mental focus—will follow.Read More

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