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.
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.
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