Step 1: Sit straight in your chair. Bring your arms up to your shoulders with your palms pressing forward as if you were pushing against a wall.

Step 2: Move your arms out to the sides of your body and stretch your arms away from your body.


Step 3: Lift your arms up over your head, and without looking, touch your fingertips together. Breathe deeply.

  • 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 come first. You might feel uncomfortable, which is natural, pain, however, is not OK. It is your body

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

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