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5 Yoga Poses You Can Do at Your Desk

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Sitting behind a desktop for hours a day can stiffen your muscles and cause much discomfort. It is recommended to take breaks and stretch your body. Here are a few exercises you can do while you’re working at your desk.

Scale Pose
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Sit at the edge of your chair, press your hands down on either side of your hips and raise your legs and bottom 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 two more times.

High Altar Pose
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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.

Twist
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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
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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
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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.

Source: http://www.health.com