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If its hard for you to even take a full lunch break, here are a few moves that take no time at all and you don't even need to leave your desk. Going through this routine once a day will loosen your muscles, relieve stress, and improve your focus!

Scale Pose

Sit at the edge of your chair, press your hands down on either side of your hips and raise your legs and butt up off the seat. Engage your deep abdominal muscles and keep the tops of your shoulders down; hold for 3 to 5 breaths. Lower and repeat 2 more times.

High Altar Pose

Inhale and lift your arms; clasp your hands and invert your palms. Lean to your left. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then switch sides.


Turn to your left. Use your left hand on the back of the chair to deepen the twist. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then twist to the other side.

Cow Face Arms

Bring your left arm behind your back and right arm behind your head. Clasp fingers if you can. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths; switch sides.

Ankle to Knee

Place your left foot on your right knee, letting left knee drop open. Keep your back straight; lean forward to stretch deeper. After 5 to 8 breaths, switch sides.
I need to learn these. It's so easy for me to get stiff if I've been sitting too long. And hahaha @mikayla I've known a lot of friends who need to do the 'twist' in class.
Didin't realize the "twist" is a yoga move. I do that all the time in class.
I usually do the scale pose as a sign to my desk-mate that I am totally bored and need a coffee break haha
@mikayla that's me too! all day long :)
I actually use a modified version of the scale pose to crack my lower back haha!