Step 1: Stand next to a wall — arms length away. Keep your feet flat on the ground.


Step 2: Put your right palm flat on the wall, elbow straight. Bend your elbow, then straighten it twice.

Step 3: Lift your left arm up above your head and try to touch your right elbow or your right wrist.

Step 4: Rotate your bent elbow slightly back. Hold for two to three breaths. Change sides.

  • 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 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