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Office Yoga: Seated Upper Torso Twist

<p>Sit sideways on a chair with your right hip facing the back of the chair. Place a yoga block or pillow between your knees.</p>




Step 1: Sit sideways on a chair with your right hip facing the back of the chair. Place a yoga block or pillow between your knees.





Step 2: Hold the back of your chair. Inhale as you lengthen your spine and exhale and you twist to the right.





Step 3: Turn your head to look over your right shoulder.





Step 4: Slowly rotate your head to the left. Hold for three to five breaths. Repeat on 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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