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Health & wellness

Ancient form of Yoga used to cure Yuletide stress

Relaxtion technique found to be effective for pain, and even post-traumatic stress

EASTON — It’s Friday night and while others unwind over cocktails after a tough week, 14 people come to Easton Yoga Center to lie side by side on the floor, under blankets and essence of sage oil spritzed in the air. Eye pillows block out the light.

After a few preliminary stretches, participants are asked to lie completely still on their backs for the next 45 minutes.

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