Does your work have you twisted into knots? Even if you don’t realize it, sitting at your desk for hours at a time can wreak havoc on your body. Try these three yoga poses to loosen up stiff muscles.
Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Stand with your legs 3-4 feet apart and your hands on your hips. As you exhale, bend forward keeping your back straight. You want to reach down as far as you can. Beginners can either put their hands on their legs or place a block in front. Hold the pose for five to 30 seconds.
Crescent Moon Pose
Stand in Mountain pose, interlace your fingers above your head pressing your feet into the floor. Exhale and press your right hip out to the side. Hold for two-six breaths. Release by inhaling and reaching your fingers back up toward the ceiling. Repeat on the other side.
Seated Spinal Twist
Begin in staff pose. Bend your right knee and place your right foot on the outside of your left leg. Turn your torso to the right placing your right hand to the ground behind you. Wrap your left arm around your right leg. Inhale deeply to lengthen your spine. Then, take your left arm outside of your right thigh. Use your arm pressing into your thigh and your thigh pressing into your arm to twist on your exhale. Keep this breathing pattern for at least three deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.
Now doesn't that feel better?