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Yoga and meditation could help you get that promotion: Just 25 minutes of the ancient practices makes people more motivated to reach their goals

Yoga and meditation could help you get that promotion, new research suggests.

Just 25 minutes of stretching and mindfulness improves people’s goal-directed behavior, a study found.  

Yoga and meditation also boost brain function, emotional control and energy levels, the research adds.  

Lead author Kimberly Luu from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, said: ‘There are a number of theories about why physical exercises like yoga improve energy levels and cognitive test performance. 

‘These include the release of endorphins, increased blood flow to the brain and reduced focus on ruminative thoughts. Though ultimately, it is still an open question.’ 

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