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If you've been called a hot-head one time too many, or just generally struggle to keep your cool in stressful situations, this one's for you. According to a recent study in the Journal of Holistic Nursing, yoga has the power to make you nicer — whether you're at work or with friends or family.
Women's Health reports that in the survey of over 1,000 yogis from around the U.S., 87% reported that yoga makes them happier, while 67% reported that it improves their relationships. The yoga fans stated that their sessions strengthened their positive qualities and squashed their irritability and intolerance, making it easier for them to deal with just about anyone.
They have also seen personal growth, a deepened sense of community, and greater adaptability from their practice. Click through for the full scoop on how yoga can make you kinder — your coworkers, loved ones, and maybe that barista from this morning will thank you. (Women's Health)