So I don’t know about you but I feel like I am spending more and more time sitting. One thing that I’ve decided to do is more short movement sessions, as my Garmin reminds me to move. And I want to provide easy ways for you to do the same. So stand up away from your desk, and take 5-minutes for this office chair yoga class.
This 5-minute yoga break is all about using the office chair as a prop to exercise and stretch. This isn’t an “in-chair” yoga workout, but a standing stretch. If you’re in an office you may get a funny look, but hey who wants to be “normal”?
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5 Minute office chair yoga poses
Grab yourself a sturdy chair. If you have a chair with wheels I’d suggest putting it against the wall. Honestly that’s a good idea anyways for a more stable chair. Poses included in this 5-minute office chair yoga flow include tadasana, and a half sun salutation with the chair.
One great stretch after sitting for a while is chair downward dog. Amazing stretch for the shoulders, arms, and upper back. Plus not as stressful for the wrists as a regular down dog.
Other poses included in this standing chair flow include 3-legged dog, and stepping forward into a lunge. Using the chair for some support into standing warrior 1. This is great to lengthen the hip flexors after sitting.
After repeating the flow on the other side, repeat coming into warrior 1 again. Lengthening the legs in standing enables us to fold into pyramid and then twist into revolved triangle.
The standing poses in this 5-minute office chair yoga class are great for opening up tight areas from sitting. And the movement will be invigorating to your system and allow you to head back to your desk refocused!
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- Do you take regular breaks when at your computer?
- What areas feel the tightest when you’ve been sitting for a long time?
- Does your office chair have wheels or legs?