If you are working / schooling / hanging out at home you might find yourself keen to MOVE and stretch it out.
You might be sitting at the kitchen table or using a less than ideal chair for a lot of time so it can feel really good to take a quick yoga break.
Here are five super quick stretches you can do wherever and you don’t even need to stand up (although I totally recommend that too!).
Reach up with one arm and hold the underneath of your chair with the other, stretch towards the lower arm. Repeat on the other side.
Seated pigeon pose
Put one foot on the opposite knee. Lean forward slightly until you feel a stretch. Repeat on the other side.
Bring one arm across the body near the opposite hip. Twist to look toward the back of your chair. It can be useful to think about lifting up as you breath in and moving into the twist as you breath out. Release and swap sides.
Seated eagle pose
Cross one arm over the other at the elbow and lift both arms up opening the chest. Cross one leg over the other (it doesn’t matter which) and squeeze. Repeat with the opposite side.
Half cow face
Put one hand up in the air and then bend back from the elbow as if you are patting yourself on the back. Bring the other hand up and hold the elbow that’s pointing up in the air. Open through your chest. Repeat on the other side.
All of these can be done as often as you like and held for as long as feels good. Don’t do anything that causes pain or discomfort.
Try these desk yoga poses next time you have a few minutes and let me know how you get on.