We look to the New Year with feelings of either enthusiasm or anxiety, depending on what is going on in our life. Yoga gives us tools we can use to cultivate feelings of happiness at any time, regardless of our perceptions of the outside world.

Faced with the obligations of family, work, friends and social life, it can be challenging to take the time to practice yoga regularly. A wonderful skill that can be developed through yoga is the ability to manage stress effectively. By practicing just one simple meditation and breathing technique and two positions at your desk, you can achieve complete relaxation, if only for five minutes.  This is one of the most important tools you can have to keep you calm and controlled even in the most stressful situations. Try the four effective, easy, and fail-safe tips described at