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Office Yoga: Squats

<p>Stand up straight with your feet six inches apart. Inhale as you stand on your toes and lift your hands to shoulder height. Point you fingers away from your body....</p>

Utkatasana



Step 1: Stand up straight with your feet six inches apart.





Step 2: Inhale as you stand on your toes and lift your hands to shoulder height. Point you fingers away from your body.





Step 3: Exhale as you bend your knees as far as you can go, breath for a few seconds in the squatted position.





Step 4: Inhale and straighten your knees, arms straight ahead. Take a moment and repeat this exercise as much as you can.




  • 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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