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Natalisiya

Office Yoga?

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Hey everyone, I work at a desk all day and I feel like it's extremely unhealthy. Does anyone know of some yoga poses I can do in the office to get my blood flowing? 

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I have posted this quite a few times now. It is a good one.

"This is a nice one for the desk. Take your right arm straight up overhead. Bend at the elbow so the forearm lies across the top of the head (do the best you can). Take the left hand and gently pull the right elbow for more stretch. Try to extend the right elbow up towards the ceiling. When you breathe deeply notice how the ‘shoulder stretch’ effects all the way down to the hips. Someday the arm will come behind the head but do not strain the neck.

Grab both elbows with the forearms over the head and stretch upwards and back.

Try taking your forearm behind and across the middle of your back. Maybe grab your other arm. Do the best you can. Then allow the breath to lift the chest up. When the chest lifts notice the shoulder open, try to get the shoulder to rotate backwards slightly, all those parts are connected.

Constant repetition is important. Find a comfortable place in the stretch and let the breath do the work. You will also find it helps tremendously for sitting at a desk all day. Doing these intensely once a week will not be particularly helpful and may cause injury."

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My desk in the office is very much out in the open, I'm afraid I'd be too embarrassed to start doing some yoga moves. Anyone else reluctant to try because co-workers might see? (Not that I think they'd judge me, we're all pretty fit and health-conscious around here)

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29 minutes ago, MaddieTwo said:

...I'm afraid I'd be too embarrassed to start doing some yoga moves....

Why? I'm sure if you start, you'll encourage others! When I picked up yoga, I would stand in tree at my assistant's desk. She (and a couple of others) laughed at me...so I challenged them to do better. They stopped laughing.

Be the trailblazer!

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51 minutes ago, LarryD517 said:

Why? I'm sure if you start, you'll encourage others! When I picked up yoga, I would stand in tree at my assistant's desk. She (and a couple of others) laughed at me...so I challenged them to do better. They stopped laughing.

Be the trailblazer!

I've never been good at being a trailblazer, but you're right, I really should just go for it and see who follows!

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