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Published on June 4th, 2014 | by Catherine Tingey

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5 Best Poses for Desk Jockeys

5 Best Poses for Desk Jockeys

Many of my clients spend the majority of their day at a desk, in a car or in a plane – in short, sitting.

We all know that sitting is the new smoking, so to counteract all that bad stuff, here’s a simple 5 minute sequence you can do anywhere!

Keep your Ujjayi breath flowing free as you explore this mini retreat in your body, and your day!

Crescent Lunge (arms overhead). You can also interlace the fingers behind the back to open up your chest. Benefits: lengthens hip flexors, opens chest, pectorals and shoulders

Extended Side Angle. BenefitsLengthens side body, waist, and neck. Stretches abdomen.

5 Best Poses for Desk Jockeys

Extended Side Angle

5 Best Poses for Desk Jockeys

Crescent Lunge

Forward Bend: Benefits: lengthens hamstrings, spine, neck.

5 Best Poses for Desk Jockeys

Standing Forward Bend

Wide legged forward bend (walk to one foot, then the other) Benefits: lengthens hamstrings and spine

Baby Back Bend (Cobra or Sphinx) Benefits: opens up upper chest, reduces tension in shoulders, counteracts ‘slump’and hunchbackedness

5 Best Poses for Desk Jockeys

Sphinx Pose

5 Best Poses for Desk Jockeys

Wide Legged Standing Forward Bend

 

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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