03/14/2013 08:26 am ET Updated Mar 14, 2013

Relaxation Tips: De-Stressing Wisdom From Around The Globe (PHOTOS)

Just as they have their own unique languages and cuisines, different cultures around the world -- from Japan to New Zealand -- have deeply ingrained de-stressing and relaxation traditions. But one thing is universal: We all experience stress, and could benefit from finding healthy ways to relieve it.

Many of these global methods of relaxation have also informed the way that Americans de-stress, as practices like acupressure and kirtan have gained popularity in the West.

If you're looking for some interesting, new ways to chill out and get centered, try one of these de-stressing techniques from abroad. Click through the slideshow below for eight of our favorites.

De-Stressing Tips From Around The Globe

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