This post is inspired by jobs which require many hours of sitting and typing. The original mission of GoYo LLC was to provide instructor-led yoga sessions at offices, schools, and homes. This business has provided me with the opportunity to observe and teach in a large variety of settings. I’ve learned that a good 30-minute dose of lunchtime yoga goes a long way toward making our bodies healthy at work. I also recommend a quality ergonomic setup and a vertical mouse.
In order to get through an 8-hour day in an office (plus a commute to and from the office) and emerge without back pain, neck pain, and/or sciatica and foot pain, you need a plan for stretching throughout the day. A Micro-Yoga routine consists of a schedule of working at a desk in increments of 30 minutes and then taking a 5-minute break to utilize a stretching exercise. Whether you are an active athlete or more sedentary by nature, insert Micro-Yoga poses into your day roughly every 30 minutes. All you will need is a yoga strap or towel – and you won’t break a sweat at any point. One more caveat – for goodness sake be hydrated! If you are not hydrated (I’m talking about 64 oz. of water per day) then you will NEVER have sustained energy and pain-free living. I didn’t say you can’t also have your caffeine…I just said you need 64 oz. of water per day so if you don’t want to be in the bathroom too often then you may want to consider replacing some of your coffee and Coke with water and KeVita Sparkling Probiotic drink (they are still not paying me to say that, I just feel moved to let you know).
Micro-Yoga pose for today: