Healthy Movement at Your Desk

This page offers links to blog posts that include photographic and text guidance for several stretches you can do at your desk.

It’s a work in progress! At this point, there are 8 stretches: I plan on building a full library over time… stay tuned!

 

Spine & Back

Your Body on Yoga: The Lower Back

Your Body on Yoga: The Lower Back

If you sit a lot, you don’t need to read the news about how hard sitting is on the body: you likely feel it every day. Many of us slouch while sitting, and the lower back muscles get sore and lose tone over time. I have described yoga poses and exercises that you can...

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Your Body on Yoga: The Spine

Your Body on Yoga: The Spine

The spine is designed to support the weight of the body. If you slouch when sitting for prolonged periods or lean your head forward to look at a computer screen, mobile device, or while driving, you stress the muscles along the spine and affect its natural curvature....

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Legs

Your Body on Yoga: The Psoas

Your Body on Yoga: The Psoas

The psoas (pronounced so-az) is a large muscle that runs from the front of each upper thigh, through your core, to the lower 4-5 vertebrae on your spine. This hip flexor is the muscle that lifts your leg up high when you march in place (but who ever does that,...

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Core

Your Body on Yoga: The Abdominals

Your Body on Yoga: The Abdominals

Your abdominals are largely inactive while you’re working at your desk, and they can weaken significantly over time. A strong core protects your internal organs and is important to maintaining good posture. The following two exercises are very effective at...

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