Wellness

Relaxation Tips: De-Stressing Wisdom From Around The Globe (PHOTOS)

If you think you've triedto relax, consider looking to other countries for ideas.

Just as they have their own unique languages and cuisines, different cultures around the world -- from Japan to New Zealand -- have deeply ingrained de-stressing and relaxation traditions. But one thing is universal: We all experience stress, and could benefit from finding healthy ways to relieve it.

Many of these global methods of relaxation have also informed the way that Americans de-stress, as practices like acupressure and kirtan have gained popularity in the West.

If you're looking for some interesting, new ways to chill out and get centered, try one of these de-stressing techniques from abroad. Click through the slideshow below for eight of our favorites.

De-Stressing Tips From Around The Globe

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