Yoga at Your Desk

October 26, 2014

Try These 5 Poses When Your Energy and Focus Are Lagging at Work

Doing yoga in the middle of your workday is great for your concentration, energy and stress levels. Yoga at your desk will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed, allowing you to perform your best!

1) Chair Twist

Sit up straight in your chair, cross your right leg over your leg leg, bring your hands to your right knee and hip, and look over your right shoulder. Take 3 deep breaths and repeat on the other side. Spinal twists help to east tension in your back due to sitting for long periods of time.

2) Forward Fold in Chair

Extend your arms to the ceiling and sit up tall, then reach toward your feet and let your head hang loose. Take 3 deep breaths, allowing a natural elongation and release of the spine, which will help you stay calm and see things from a different perspective.

3) Mountain Pose

Stand up with your feet together, firmly planted on the ground. Keeping your hands at your sides, palms forward, engage your leg and abdominal muscles. Keep a steady gaze and take 5 deep breaths.  This pose will leave you invigorated and motivated.

4) Office Pigeon

Standing in front of  your desk, bend one knee and bring your calf to rest on your desk, drawing your body close to the desk. Breathe deeply and lengthen through your spine. Pigeon pose is great for relieving stress and anxiety.

5) Desk Shoulder Opener

Stand a few feet from your desk and bend at the waist, place your hands on the desk, keeping your spine straight. Let your head hang between your arms, and take 3 deep breaths. This pose will counteract the hunching that happens when you sit at a desk and type all day, and open up the shoulders.

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Crow Pose is another one you can try at your desk, if you dare!

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