Step 1: In the sitting position, raise your arms to shoulder height in front of you, with your palms facing up. Be conscious of your arms, fingers and elbows.



Step 2: Exhale as you bend your elbows. Bring your fingers to your shoulders, and keep your upper arms parallel to the floor.

Step 3: With your fingers still on your shoulders, bring your elbows together in front of you.

Step 4: Inhales as you bring your arms out to your sides. Repeat five times.

Step 5: End by lowering your arms and circling your shoulders backwards and forwards.

  • 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-mail