To decrease physical tension, relieve mental stress, increase productivity, and improve your overall health, try these quick yoga stretches for the spine at work to improve posture, release tension, and boost your energy. Remember taking some deep, easy breaths while you stretch will enhance the stretch and revitalize body and mind.
|Side BendBegin by rolling your shoulders forward and back a few times slowly. Then, inhale and reach your arms over your head. Gently clasp your left wrist with your right hand. Exhale and gently bend to the right, drawing your left arm up and away slightly with your right hand. Hold for a few seconds while you breath deeply, then return to the start, switch and repeat.|
|Seated TwistPlace your left hand on the outside of your right knee, clasp the right side of the back of your seat with your right hand. Keep your feet on the ground, and lift up through your spine as you gently twist your body to the right. Draw your right shoulder back while you look over your shoulder. Release and switch sides.|
|CrescentStanding with hands on lower back, slowly lift through your waist and then arch your body back slightly to open up the front of your body. Always follow with a Forward Fold.|
|Forward FoldAfter the crescent, place your hands on your thighs. Take a deep breath in, lift your chest, and then exhale and slowly slide your hands down your thighs as you hinge at your hips. Try to keep your spine straight for as long as you can in this stretch. As your hands reach your shins, your back will slightly round and you can relax for a few moments with knees bent, breathing deeply. Pay special attention to relaxing the back of your neck.|