Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yoga in the Office or Kitchen

Maintain connection to your inner peace with these ideas to bring yoga to work in your kitchen or office:
  • At copy machine or while you are waiting for a pan to heat up... reach your arms up and stretch through your entire side body. With your shoulders relaxed bend to the side perhaps rounding the spine & rolling from one side to the other.
  • To counter a hunched posture, take a couple moments to open your chest by interlacing your fingers behind your back and straightening your elbows. Lift your chest and gaze. Breathe into your heart's center.
  • Use Extended Exhale to relax your system from the rush of making dinner or the daily commute... perhaps as you clean up or as you sit at a red light. Breathe in & out of your nose with your exhale a little longer than your inhale. Aim for your breath to be long and smooth.
  • Breathe Like a Baby (Diaphragmatic Breath) wherever you are while you are doing anything.