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Relieve Your Stress With Yoga and Meditation

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While some stress is good for you, too much of it for too long will harm your physical, mental and emotional health.

There are several helpful ways to relieve stress, such as yoga and meditation. 

Dr. Stephen Berkwitz is the department head of religious studies at Missouri State University, with expertise in South Asian religions and culture. He offers some insights about yoga and meditation, as well as tips and advice for practicing them.

An interview with Dr. Stephen Berkwitz.

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A few ways to find a yoga studio or meditation group to join include asking recommendations from family and friends, and checking out online advertisements and reviews.

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A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the public relations specialist in the office of university communications. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.