Do you sit in the same position for hours on end at your job, study, or other daily activity? It’s no secret that this is not the best for your health, as you’ll have noticed by your need to fidget, get coffee every 30 minutes, and general discomfort. Try these 5 on-the-go yoga poses to relieve tension in your body and mind and that will help you conquer your work day!
The Huffington Post recently wrote about some yoga-inspired stretches that can be done without freaking out your coworkers… we do not recommend breaking out your downward dog in the middle of the office or library surrounded by people who are trying to concentrate on important projects. That bootay in the air is a spilled-drink-on-keyboard waiting to happen! We tried out these 5 poses that can be done in just a few minutes and are sure to rejuvenate you.
1. The Seated Backbend
Straighten your spine in your seat and take a deep breath. With both arms open wide, reach up as high as you can so that you are stretching while opening up your breath. As you exhale, bend your upper back slightly so that your gaze shifts slowly behind you. Hold this relaxing pose for a few seconds, then release both arms back to your side. Repeat this a few times.