Desk chair twist
You already know you should get up from your desk every so often and maybe your fitness tracking device even reminds you to do so, but are you also moving your body in all planes of motion throughout the day? Set a calendar reminder to do a twist at your desk a few times of day to keep your back feeling great and, according to yoga philosophy, aid in digestion. Find out the exciting things that happen to your mind and body when you start practicing yoga.
Traffic breathing exercise
The next time you’re stopped at a seemingly endless red light or waiting to merge to pass an accident, try an on-the-go breathing exercise to help pass the time and tamp down any road rage. Begin by breathing as usual and start to lengthen and even your inhales and exhales. Start with an inhale through the nose to the count of three and an exhale through the mouth to a count down of three then slowly add another breath to your count. Breath should stay even and smooth. If it becomes choppy or you’re gasping, shorten the breath again.
Legs-up-the-wall pose is the number one yoga recommendation for sleep troubles and insomnia so try it before or even in bed. Curl on your side with your feet up to a wall (or your headboard) then turn onto your back and extend your legs up the wall with heels propped on the wall or headboard. Stay for anywhere from ten breaths to ten minutes to relax your feet, legs, and back and prep yourself for sleep. Try this genius tip to ensure a good night’s sleep tonight.