- Drop your head to one side.
- Roll it around in a wide circle;
- Slowly find the tight spots.
- Hold and breathe,
letting your breath release the tightness.
- Extra stretch: Place a hand
on your head and gently pull to the side.
Office Yoga for Busy People:
3 Simple From-The-Chair Stretches
Let’s face it: Most of us need relief from the demands of work and life, and we know more exercise would help, but we
spend much of our day at our desks. If movement doesn’t fit comfortably into our daily routine, we may not stick with it. If
you roll your eyes at the thought of a lunch-time yoga class, but you still want to incorporate more stretching and relaxation
into your day, try these quick yoga stretches at your desk. They are designed to ease back pain and improve and energize
your mood at the same time.
Health coach tip about
breathing & posture:
When stretching, do
not hold your breath.
Breathe deeply and
slowly from your belly,
in rhythm with your
movements. Throughout the day and when
preparing to stretch
at your desk, take a
moment to align your
body properly. Sit on
your sit bones instead
of your tailbone and
press your shoulder
blades into the back of
your chair instead of
Looking for more? I
recommend this book:
Office Yoga: Simple
Stretches for Busy
People by Darrin Zeer
Angela Watson Robertson, MBA, is a former financial services sales executive turned
holistic health coach and wellness entrepreneur who teaches smart, savvy, sensitive
women to balance their body and their life and create a wellness business form their
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- Place left arm behind your back.
- Grab your wrist with your right hand.
- Drop your head to the right side.
- Roll head slightly and explore any tightness.
- Stretch and breathe.
- Repeat with other arm.
Open Chest Stretch
- Sit near the edge of the chair.
- Hold the sides of the seat.
- Gently stretch up and forward.
- Open your chest and tilt your head back.
- Relax and breathe into the stretch.