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Which Is Better for Stress: A Daily 10-Minute Meditation or Weekly Yoga Class?

Opt for the meditation. Even just one minute a day helps relieve overall stress, says Lauren Imparato, founder of I.AM.YOU. yoga studio in NYC and author of RETOX: Healthy Solutions for Real Life. “If you can control your breath, you can manage your mind,” Imparato says. “So take a deep inhale and exhale and don’t worry about doing an hour-long yoga class.” Plus, meditation has been shown to reduce brain cell volume in the amygdala, which is responsible for feelings of anxiety, and it can improve your memory and focus. For a quick hit of Zen, watch Imparato's video here to find out how to squeeze in 60 seconds of calm. Or experience even more serenity by listening to her five-minute guided meditation whenever and wherever you can.