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Practising yoga offers many benefits to your health and general wellbeing - but who has time to join a class? Between work, family and social engagements, there's simply no room for stretchy exercises down the park. Fortunately, it's possible to pack the mental benefits of yoga into just 10 minutes - without leaving your home or office. Read on for step-by-step instructions.

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Facial yoga has been around for decades, although there's been a bit more buzz since a study published last month claimed to find that people who got lessons in face yoga ended up looking slightly younger. But there's plenty of reason to be sceptical.

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Whether or not you're familiar with yoga, the idea of doing yoga in the air can seem ... odd. But not to worry: "Aerial yoga" doesn't mean you're going to be doing downward dog on a trapeze. Instead, you'll be supported by a soft hammock, which allows your body to let gravity do some of the work.

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If you've never done yoga, it looks intimidating. People are flexible, fit, trendily dressed -- wait, I might be thinking of gym ads rather than actual yoga classes. It turns out you can have a great experience at a yoga class even when you're brand new and we asked yoga instructors how.

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Infertility is rough enough without headlines implying your yoga practice is to blame. A recent study found that certain flame-retardant chemicals may make it harder for you to have a baby, but despite the downward-dog stock photos, yoga mats weren't involved in the research.

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There are many ways to manage and reduce daily stress. Unfortunately, most of them require a significant time commitment. If you're already overworked and struggling to keep on top of things, all that "wasted" time will leave you feeling more haggard than before. With that in mind, here are eight de-stressing techniques that only take around 15 minutes to pull off.

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Our world moves at a breakneck pace, making it easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. That's why it's important to find time to take care of yourself -- even if you only have a few minutes here and there. Thankfully, Aura's meditation teachers and therapists had our busy schedules in mind when making Aura Premium, a science-backed mindfulness tool to help you give anxiety the boot.

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If you have back pain, yoga may be the last thing you feel like doing. But after 12 weeks of a gentle, beginner-level yoga program, people in a recent study had as much pain relief as those who did physical therapy sessions. And either type of exercise worked better than doing nothing at all.