Do This! The Yawn Cure

(Based on the essays “The Yawn Cure” posted February 8, 2011.)

Neuroscientist Andrew Newberg believes yawning is so important and beneficial to health that he encourages a formal daily yawning practice of twelve to fifteen yawns in a two minute period. Give it a try and see how you feel.

Expand on the Yawn Cure:

Yawning during a heated argument with a loved one or during a tense meeting, can help diminish tension, deflect stress, and create empathy and sociability.

Next time you are in a tense social situation, try yawning and see if the tension diminishes. Post a comment on your experience!

About flyingnotscreaming

My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
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