5 easy yoga moves you can do at your desk
12:00AM, Jan 29 2013
Whether you're stuck in class, sitting behind a desk or simply spending time on your computer (1D YouTube sessions etc), it's important that you take time to energise, de-stress and reconnect with your body.
Many people feel tightness in their neck, back and shoulders while sitting for long periods of time. So, if you are one of these people, take note of these five discreet yoga poses that will help loosen tight muscles and release tension all from the convenience of your chair! Hand on our heart, your class crush won't even notice...
Sit upright in your chair with both feet planted flat on the floor. Roll your shoulders up to your ears and back down. Repeat this move eight times backwards and then eight times forward.
Sit upright in your chair and take a deep breath. Raising your left hand reach up through the side of the body and lean across to the right. You will feel the stretch in your shoulder and waist. Switch sides.
Twists are a great way to release lower back tension and also help with digestion and to detoxify the body. Begin by sitting on the edge of your chair. Place your right hand on your left thigh and hold the back of your chair with your left. As you inhale, stretch up. As you exhale, twist your upper body to the left. Hold the twist for eight breaths.
Sitting on the edge of your chair, bend forward and allow your torso to rest on your thighs. This move helps to prevent headaches and will relax your nervous system.
Sitting up straight, drop your left ear to your left shoulder and take eight deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.
So whether you're a beginner or a practiced pro, regular yoga sessions will help clear your head and keep your body and soul in good health (headstands optional). Leni Andronicos
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