•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 posture is great for creating flexibility and for toning and detoxing the vital organs.



Step 1: Sit on the edge of your chair. Place both hands on your knees.

Step 2: Place your left hand on the right arm of your chair. Place your right hand somewhere on the right side of your chair so you have a grip.

Step 3: Twist your upper torso to the right looking over your right shoulder and breathe deeply.

Step 4: Holding your posture from Step 3, look over your left shoulder. Release and observe the effects. Repeat on other side.

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