3 Yogi Tips for Every Office
- Examine your shoes. Any shoe that has a heel, even men’s dress shoes and some tennis shoes can lead to forward weight bearing. When our weight is forward on the balls of our feet it puts strain on our bodies to stay vertical. This causes lower back pain and overall poor posture. Flats allow our weight to be distributed towards the heels of our feet. This allows our legs to engage and work more efficiently. So maybe heels for the meetings, ballet flats at your desk?
Post lunch walk — After lunch, go for an easy 10 minute walk. This promotes healthy digestion and boosts energy levels rather than falling into a food coma.
- Perform these at-desk yoga poses. Choose one or two to do every hour throughout the workday and say namaste to your neighbor.
Begin in ready position seated at the edge of your chair with your hands resting on your knees. Press you feet into the floor. Draw your belly in and upwards. Lift your chest and reach your arms down by your sides with your palms facing forward. Spread your fingers wide. Maintain this shape and breathe deeply. Notice how the shape changes with your breath.
Repeat 5 to 10 rounds of your breath cycle. Rest.