Healthy at Work: Easy Desk Exercises

Yoga in the workplace can help reduce joint pain and stiffness, can improve productivity, reduce workplace stress and increase your blood supply to give your mind and body more energy. Give the below stretches a try throughout your work day.

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Tips for Proper Position

For seated poses, start by sitting squarely in your chair with your feet flat on the floor so you feel the connection to the ground. If possible, take your shoes off and stretch your toes.

In all standing poses, start with your feet firmly planted to the ground and lift up through the center of your body to the crown of your head.

Always keep your chest open, draw your shoulders back, and move your shoulder blades downward, away from your neck. This is where good posture begins.

Hold each pose for 3-5 breaths, but never longer than you feel comfortable. When you release from each pose, you should feel that you’ve created some opening in your body, rather than pain or stress.


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  1. To prevent injury, people should do warm-ups before playing sports, which would include a light jog and stretching. The hamstrings and the quadriceps as well as other muscles should be stretched. That way, the first time you fire a muscle in a burst, such as in a run, it won’t tear. Exercise is great, but a few words of caution might be warranted for those who spent the snowy winter and wet spring in hibernation.

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