By Megan - Kala Body Remedial Therapist and Ex-Yoga Instructor
I have designed this short sequence for desk workers in mind. Try this out in your lunch break for a quick stretch and reset.
This is also a great routine to break up the day for those of us finding ourselves on the sofa more than usual.
Yoga is great for the body and it's great for the mind too.
Try each pose/sequence for 30 seconds to 1 minute each for 1-2 rounds.
Note - Poses should not be painful. Not all poses are suitable for everyone if you are experiencing back problems proceed with caution or seek medical advice before attempting.
Cat/Cow (Chakravakasana) This is a great pose to bring flexibility to the spine. Make sure your shoulders are in line with the wrists and your hips are in line with your knees. Arch your back while you inhale, round your back while you exhale.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) This pose is a great pose to open up through the front of your body. Focus on opening through your chest and not shrugging your shoulders.
Half Pigeon pose (Eka pada rajakapotasana) This is great for stretching through your glutes, hip rotators and flexors.
Low lunge (Anjaneyasana) This is a great pose for stretching through your Psoas muscle. Make sure you keep your front knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Focus on tilting your pelvis forward to feel the stretch in your hip flexors.
Camel pose (Ustrasana) This is great for stretching through your anterior body. This pose is only for those with no back issues. If you have neck issues don't tilt your neck back. For a modified version watch the next video. Focus on keeping straight through your legs and hips.
Modified Camel pose
Crescent moon (Parsva Urdhva Hastasana) This is a great way to finish and refresh to return back to work. It is known to improve circulation, concentration and energise the body. It's a great stretch for the sides of your body.
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