Step 1: Stand with your legs two to three feet apart.


Step 2: Rotate your right foot so your right heel intersects the instep of your left foot.

Step 3: Bend your right knee making sure it does not move past your right toes.

Step 4: Lift arms to shoulder height. Hold posture for a few breaths. Lower arms and return to centre. 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 the former director/owner of The Yoga Studio in Toronto. For corporate and private classes please contact her at