Ever look at the clock at the office and feel like it’s later then it really is? How about having a ‘case of the Mondays’ on Wednesday? Gaze out your office window wishing you had the energy to explore the beautiful Vail Valley only you’re too burnt out from computer work? You’re not the only over-achiever-multitasker in the office and there are greater ways to help revive your energy besides making another pot of coffee. I’d like to share with you what helps get me through the work week! I’ve committed to these poses (and variations of these poses) on a daily basis as a little rejuvenation in my body does in fact clear and re-focus my mind!
Scoot to sit at the edge of your chair, press your hands down on either side of your hips and raise your legs and butt up off the seat. Engage your deep abdominal muscles and keep the tops of your shoulders down; hold for 3 to 5 breaths. Lower and repeat a couple more times.
High Altar Pose-
Inhale and lift your arms; clasp your hands and invert your palms. Lean to your left. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then switch sides. Inhale your shoulders up to your ears then exhale replant them back on your spine. This creates a nice distance between your ears and shoulders therefore giving your neck a sweet stretch!
Turn to your left. Use your left hand on the back of the chair to deepen the twist. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then twist to the other side. Enhance this pose by lifting your chin for an extra neck stretch. As we twist our bodies envision a rag being twisted out draining access water; here our bodies twist internally also riding our internal organs of toxins!
Cow Face Arms-
Bring your left arm behind your back and right arm behind your head. Clasp fingers if you can, if you can’t that’s OK just reach fingertips toward one another. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths; switch sides. This creates opening in our arm pits and triceps!
Ankle to Knee-
Place your left foot on your right knee, letting left knee drop open. Keep your back straight; lean forward to stretch deeper. After 5 to 8 breaths, switch sides. Feel free to roll out your raised ankle here creating more space for your feet! All done at your office chair!
Give it a try! For what do you have to lose? These poses can be done all together or broken down into deeper, more isolated movements throughout your work day. I assure you decision-making skills, customer service, attitude and general outlook will be positively affected after participating in these above poses. Not to mention your body feeling more comfortable, after creating more space in your joints in muscle therefore improving overall functionality!
Don’t forget to breathe fully!
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