Sit with your back straight at the edge of your chair.

Cross your right leg over your left. Tuck your right foot behind your left leg.

Hold onto your left leg or your chair with your right hand and twist to the left.

Look over your left shoulder, then over your right. Repeat on the 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.

• This twist detoxifies the vital organs, creates flexibility on the spine and neck and tones the waist, hips and thighs.

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