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In Review SIMPLE POSES TO RELIEVE PAIN, REDUCE STRESS, AND ADD JOY Connextions Magazine had the opportunity to chat with Christine Chen, Emmy award-winning news anchor and reporter, health writer and editor, multi-certified yoga teacher, and former Athletasponsored athlete, to discuss her latest book Happy-Go-Yoga. During our conversation, Christine granted us the honor to publish an excerpt from her book, and found two great poses for us, which are travel related! As frequent travelers know there are many issues to deal with, so these poses can make the travel experience a little less stressful, and hopefully a whole lot happier. Being a frequent traveler herself and in a highly stressful job, Christine sought the assistance of doctors and yoga classes to alleviate the chronic back pains she was experiencing on a daily basis. Her medical treatment included anti-inflammatory spine injections, electro-stimulus, prescription drugs, acupuncture, and months of physical therapy. Finally she attended her first yoga class, despite her skepticism, exhausted of the pain, and perhaps a bit fearful of the surgery she would have to endure, which required the doctor cutting through the front of her neck. Immediately after, she realized that yoga helped her alleviate the pain for short periods of time. Originally her spine specialists were skeptical, and thought yoga might actually hurt her more, but when they saw what has happening to her body, they decided to let her continue with yoga classes.

Happy-Go-Yoga is an easy to read and follow book. Whether you practice yoga on a daily basis or have never set foot on a yoga mat, this book will not only guide you through the process, but will even show you how you can do yoga on your everyday life. Take for example the two poses Christine wanted to share with our Connextions Magazine readers, these are great poses to do while sitting on a plane, train, bus, etc., and there’s even a pose from when you are “patiently” waiting to board, or as she calls it, “Grounded in a Good Way.” Connextions Magazine | Shine Up & Out 38

Photos provided by Christine Chen

She felt her body getting stronger, and proudly tells us how some modern medicine, yoga, meditation and a change of lifestyle have led her to an almost pain-free life. Christine also reports that she never had to endure the spine surgery! So, she decided to share her wisdom with us and wrote the book Happy-Go-Yoga.

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