Do you exercise or do yoga when you're stressed? Well according to the article by Amanda Macmillan on the NYTimes, yoga and meditation may do more than just helping you relax. British researchers analyzed previous studies of the biological effects of "meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, Qi gong and Tai Chi. The authors say, the studies show that these mind-body exercises appear to suppress the expression of genes and genetic pathways that promote inflammation."People who practiced these forms of exercises, had fewer signs of inflammation as well as a decrease of inflammatory proteins. This may eventually lead to a reduced risk of inflammation-related diseases and conditions. The more interesting thing about this article was that different types of mind-body techniques had similar effects at the genetic level. I think this article was interesting because there is a lot of stress from the life we live and the environment we surround ourselves with. It's good to see that even 15 minutes of yoga a day could benefit your health and help you live a better life style.