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Breath of Joy

What: Engage in a revitalizing two-minute yoga session that involves dynamic arm movements and breathing in three parts, culminating in a tension-releasing forward stretch.

Benefit: Research shows that this exercise boosts oxygenation, activates the sympathetic nervous system, and alleviates stress and mood disorders, leaving you feeling energized and uplifted.


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Rain M, Subramaniam B, Avti P, Mahajan P, Anand A. (2021). Can Yogic Breathing Techniques Like Simha Kriya and Isha Kriya Regulate COVID-19-Related Stress? Frontiers in Psychology. 15;12:635816. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.635816.