“Just Relax,” psychologist
Sara Lazar peeks into
the brain of a woman as she meditates, shedding light on how
meditation reduces stress. The ancient eastern arts of yoga
and meditation are increasingly popular here in the United
States where “I’m so stressed out,” is a familiar refrain
in schools and offices across the country. But, like cell
phones and cappuccinos, feeling “stressed out” is a 20th Century
phenomenon. How did we get here? What do we do to feel better?
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history of stress.