Step 1: Lean against the wall 8-10 inches away, feet hip width apart.

Step 2: Slide your back down the wall and inhale as you slide to a seated position.

Step 3: Lift your arms to shoulder height and press your palms away from you and curl fingers back. Repeat this 2-3 times.

Step 4: Inhale as you slide back up by pressing your back into the wall.

• Do you have sore shoulders, wrists that ache, neck pain, or just general stress? Use these simple yoga postures to help.

• As you go through these postures, remember safety come first.

Helen Goldstein is the former director/owner of The Yoga Studio in Toronto. For corporate and private classes please contact her at