Quick yoga poses at the desk

Lower back pain, tense shoulders, and tight upper back—if one or more of these resonate with you, this course is for you! We explore stretches that target common problem areas such as the upper back, shoulders, lower back, and hips that can be done at your desk in less than a minute. No more excuses! Next time you have a minute, stretch, breathe, and note the differences in your energy level and concentration during your workday.

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   Teacher: Elaine Oyang


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100% of students recommend

  “Easy to do exercises. Helps wake up your body and reduce tension. Thanks!”

  “Simple moves that feel so good and are so good for you!”

  “A good series of quick and easy exercises for those who work sitting down!”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Downward-Facing Dog on the Desk (Lower Back)
Lesson 2. Pendulum Leg Swings (Hip Flexors)
Lesson 3. Lunge (Hip Flexors)
Lesson 4. The Armpit Sniffer Stretch (Neck & Shoulders)
Lesson 5. Eagle Pose (Upper Back & Shoulders)
Lesson 6. Upper Back Rolls & Angel Wings (Upper Back & Shoulders)
Lesson 7. The Old-Fashioned Shoulder Stretch (Upper Back & Shoulders)
Lesson 8. Triangle Pose (Laterals, Lower Back, and Hamstrings)
Lesson 9. Hands & Fingers
Lesson 10. Belly Breathing (Mind and Lungs)
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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