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Office Yoga: Standing Twist 1

<p>Place right foot between the front legs of a chair. Place left foot three to four feet behind you at a 90 degree angle. Put your hands on your hips to square them.</p>




Step 1: Place right foot between the front legs of a chair. Place left foot three to four feet behind you at a 90 degree angle. Put your hands on your hips to square them.



Step 2: Inhale as you lift your torso, exhale as you bend forward and place your left hand on the chair seat — lined up if possible with your left big toe.



Step 3: Place your right hand on your lower back(sacrum) and twist to the right. Press your right shoulder to the ceiling.



Step 4: To intensify the twist place left elbow on chair and raise right arm. Hold 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 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.

 
 
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