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Chill Factor: 20 Surefire Ways to Calm Yourself Right Now

Purple Clover Logo By Andrea Strudensky of Purple Clover | Slide 1 of 20: This Japanese commuter knows the secret to staying calm in an overcrowded subway car—the gyan mudra, a yoga hand gesture that inspires an instant feeling of connection and calm. Simply touch the tip of your thumb to the tip of your index finger, keeping the other three fingers stretched out. Holding this mudra is said to increase concentration, prevent insomnia and help to balance mood disorders.

Two Words: Gyan Mudra

This Japanese commuter knows the secret to staying calm in an overcrowded subway car—the gyan mudra, a yoga hand gesture that inspires an instant feeling of connection and calm. Simply touch the tip of your thumb to the tip of your index finger, keeping the other three fingers stretched out. Holding this mudra is said to increase concentration, prevent insomnia and help to balance mood disorders.

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