Step 1: Crouch on the floor on the balls of your feet with your heels off the ground. Put your finger tips and palms on the ground in front of you. Straighten your back.



Step 2: Slide your right leg out to the right, with your right heel touching the ground. Balance on the ball of you left foot.

Step 3: Point your right toes hard for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat three times.

Step 4: Slide your right leg back into the squat. Repeat on left side.

  • 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.

  • This pose lengthens the legs, stretches the hamstrings, opens the hips and promotes balance and concentration.

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