Singer Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to profess her love of yoga. The star says that the practice keeps her body and mind healthy, giving her a toned figure while also helping her to cope with anxiety. On the cover of this month’s issue of Shape magazine, Spears shows off her yoga-toned body. She admits to not always liking the practice, and thinks the key is finding the right instructor. Scientific research supports the benefits of yoga. A 2012 UCLA study found yoga to reduce stress levels by decreasing the immune system’s inflammatory response. Just 20 minutes of yoga could also improve cognitive functioning, according to recent University of Illinois research.
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