Incorporating yoga poses into your day will boost your energy, increase your ability to focus, and keep your body strong and flexible. 

Try working just 5 minutes of yoga into your work day and see if you notice the difference for yourself!

Shoulder Stretch:

  • Stand next to a wall
  • With your side body facing the wall, extend your arm out and place your palm on the wall, then walk your hand back until you start to feel a gentle stretch in your shoulder.
  • Squeeze your shoulder blades onto your back, and keep your abdominal muscles engaged.
  • Begin turning your body open towards the center of the room, with your toes shift to a diagonal from their original position.
  • Make sure your entire palm is on the wall and, if possible, walk your hand back a little more on the wall to increase the stretch.
  • Switch sides and repeat.

Hip Stretch:

  • Sitting in your chair, place your feet flat on the floor, hips-width distance apart.
  • Press your hands into your thighs, and sit up straight and tall.
  • Cross your right ankle over your left knee.
  • Fold your torso over your legs, engaging your abdominal muscles and bringing your chest toward the front of your shin; allow your arms to hang forward over your legs.
  • Hold for 5 breaths.
  • Engage your core and sit up straight.
  • Release your right foot down to the floor.
  • Switch sides and repeat.

Wrist Stretch:

  • Interlace your fingers and turn and press your palms down and away from you, extending your arms out at shoulder height.
  • Round your back and move your chin towards your chest.
  • Hold for 5 breathes then bring your arms up overhead, reaching your interlaced palms up toward the ceiling.
  • Look up towards your hands and lengthen through the sides of your waist, keeping your front ribs pulled in.
  • Hold for 5 breaths.
  • Release and change the interlacing, repeat.
  • Release and shake out your hands and wrists.

Repeat these exercises each day (once every hour, if you really want to go for it). Keep an eye open to notice any changes that happen in your body, mind or breath after 7 consecutive days.

Don’t stop there, keep doing these gentle stretches for best results!