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Yoga in the Workplace

To schedule a Lunch and Learn or Introduction to Yoga for Workday/night Breaks email me at

Here are some samples. It's always best to consult with a yoga teacher, physical therapist or other fitness professional before doing these on your own. Always be kind to your neck, back, shoulder and knee joints (to name a few). Go easy before attempting a deeper stretch.


3 Level Chest/Pec/Arm Stretch: Place hand on wall, aim for pinky side toward wall. Go through the 11, 9 & 7 clock positions with the left arm and hand. Repeat with the 1, 3 & 5 position with the right arm and hand. Face the wall and gently walk the direction of the legs and feet away from the arm direction.
Set up entire forearm on the wall with elbow a bit higher than shoulder height, turn away from the wall any amount. Add a bend to the knees. (not pictured)

Below: Clasp hands near tailbone, press the palms together with elbows bent. Begin to pull down and let the chest open as the hands pull downward. Follow up by lifting hands away from the back.

Downward Dog at the wall. Let the chest open and lower. Then inhale and back bend as you look up through the hands (cobra pose at the wall). Exhale back into downward dog. Repeat.

Half & Full  Gomukasana Stretch
Opens and stretches the shoulders, arms, chest and hands. Counteracts the forward movements of many usual tasks like driving, email, writing and leaning forward.
Dynamic Balancing Pose (lifting the heels with knees bent)

Chair Yoga Series by Carl Dawson
(skip the hip opener on the bottom row. use a strap if you extend leg instead of hand to foot on the top row.)

Attempt any physical practice at your own risk. These exercises are suggestions and I recommend direct instruction before practicing any of the activities presented on this page.


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