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Yoga in the Office
Spending eight or more hours a day in an office chair, staring at the computer screen can cause backaches, hunched shoulders and painful neck. Try these yogic stretches a few times throughout the day to feel better in the office.
1. DEEP BREATHING
2. HEAD ROTATION
3. SHOULDER ROTATION
4. BACK OPENER
6. FORWARD BEND
Finally, spend a minute or two with your eyes closed. This gives your body and mind a nice break.
You can do all or some of these stretches as many times as you wish throughout the day. If you practice the stretches often, you will feel the most benefits.
Anastasia Dorohova is a holistic health counselor and a yoga teacher with a thriving New York-City practice. Anastasia specializes in teaching corporate yoga classes. http://www.steadybliss.com for more
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