Step 1: Come down on your hands and knees with your hands under your shoulders and the top of your feet touch the floor.
Step 2: Lift your head and buttocks up, slightly arching your back as you inhale.
Step 3: Round your back, pressing your chin into your chest as you exhale. Go back and forth between this step and Step 2, holding each posture for a breath. Repeat as many times as you’d like.
Do you have sore shoulders, wrists that ache, neck pain, or just general stress? Use these simple weekly yoga postures to help you create a better day. Just a few minutes throughout your workday will make a big difference! As you start each stretch remember to take nice deep breaths and be aware of your body.
As you go through these postures, remember safety come first. You might feel uncomfortable, which is natural, pain, however, is not OK. It is your body telling you to stop.
Helen Goldstein is director/owner of The Yoga Studio in Toronto. For more about yoga at your workplace, please contact 416.322.9936 ext. 2001 or e-mail Helen@yogastudio.net.