Step 1: Sit on the floor, back straight, legs straight in front of you.
Step 2: Put your hands on the ground behind you. Press your heels away, and toes back toward you. Strengthen your legs from the hips (heels may lift) and breathe.
Step 4: Place your left hand on your right knee and twist to the right. Look over your right shoulder, then over you left shoulder. Hold for three 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 comes 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-mailHelen@yogastudio.net.