When did stress become synonymous with the holidays? Each year, we seem to anticipate the anxiety just as much as we anticipate the love and peace of the season. The problem is that stress -- beyond its negative effects on the body -- can sap the happy from the holidays.
The three main components of a tai chi practice -- movement, meditation, and breathing -- can help you shake off stress this season. So, when you catch yourself tensing up, try these instant soothers borrowed from the ancient martial art.