Many of us already know that sitting at a desk all day is not good for our health. A great way to alleviate some of that built-up stress is to try some gentle yoga throughout the day. But have you ever tried to stretch at your desk and felt a little…awkward about it? You don’t have to anymore! Chris has five easy (and discreet!) office yoga poses you can do at your desk or chair for a nice mid-day pick-me-up.
Chris will lead you through a minute of deep breathing to start and then guide you through each pose, asking you to hold each for about a minute. You won’t be twisting into a pretzel or need to change into athletic wear; you can perform all of these office yoga poses in your work clothes with ease. Starting with cat/cow stretch to round out your spine and open up your chest, you’ll then move into a seated twist. Chris uses plenty of calming encouragement and imagery to help you visualize your body relaxing into each purposeful pose.
Next, you’ll perform a side bend stretch before doing a modified down dog that can be performed on your desk or chair. Trying these five office yoga poses once a day, or as often as you can, will give you a new outlook on not just your workday but your life. Experience not only the physical improvements of yoga but the benefits of mental clarity with these easy office yoga poses. Let Chris guide you through each pose and finish the rest of your day breathing a little deeper and smiling a little more.
All exercises you perform are your own responsibility and you perform them at your own risk. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider before starting any physical exercise, fitness or wellness regiments of any kind.