Lift your arms above your head, with your fingers pointing up. Stretch up.


Place your hands on your elbows. Press your shoulder blades together.

Twist your upper body to the right and look over to the right shoulder.

Then look over to the left. Repeat on the other side. Repeat three times.

• 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.

• This position is great for releasing tension in the neck and shoulders, and creating flexibility in the spine.

• 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

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