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Office Yoga: Hamstring/Calf Stretch

<p>Stand straight with shoulders back and hips squared. Extend left leg onto a chair or stable surface.</p>




Step 1: Stand straight with shoulders back and hips squared. Extend left leg onto a chair or stable surface.





Step 2: Flex foot upward. Hold for two to three seconds.





Step 2: Then point toes. Hold for two to three seconds. Repeat several times. Switch to other 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.


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.

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