Step 1: Sit with your back straight, feet flat on the floor.



Step 2: Bring the soles of your feet together on your chair seat.

Step 3: Place your hands around the feet and pull them close to you

Step 4: Gently press your knees down, coaxing the hips to open more.

  • 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