Don’t let sitting at a desk all day leave you stiff and sore. Try these seated postures to bring movement to the spine each day!
Sit up tall at the edge of a chair with your feet flat on the floor and place your hands on your knees.
A) As you inhale, lift your chest and arch your back.. (This is your COW.)
B) As you exhale, tuck your pelvis and pull your naval toward your spine rounding your spine towards the back of your chair. Lower your chin towards just slightly towards your chest. (This is your CAT.)
Remember to keep the back of your neck long as you extend through the entire spine. As you move between the two postures, inhale and exhale deeply and feel the broadness of the back body. Repeat 4-8 rounds up to 3 times a day.
*Disclaimer: Always consult your health care provider and obtain clearance before practicing yoga or any other exercise program. Practicing under the direct supervision and guidance of a qualified instructor may reduce the risk of injuries. Not all yoga poses are suitable for all persons. Practicing under the direct supervision and guidance of a qualified instructor, in addition to the direction of your healthcare provider, can also help determine what poses are suitable for your particular case. The information provided in this blog is strictly for reference only and is not in any manner a substitute for medical advice or direct guidance of a qualified yoga instructor. Oly Family Chiropractic Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for any injuries or losses that may result from practicing yoga or any other exercise program.