Getting Started

You may find that you’re having time to build movement and stretching into your day more easily at home this spring. Or…you may find that you’re missing your work desk setup and are feeling achy by the end of each day of working at home. We’re going back into the vault for a set of desktop yoga exercises that may help! Thanks to Jenny Faircloth for this desktop yoga quick fix. Each pose can be held for 30 to 60 seconds.

The Poses

Pose One

To help with neck pain/headaches, place ball under the base of your skull.

Pose Two

To relieve upper back pain/stiffness, run the ball anywhere from the base of your skull to 2/3 of the way down your back next to your spine.

Pose Three

To relieve shoulder tension, place ball under the bony ridge of your shoulder blade.

Pose Four

To relieve lower back pain/stiffness follow the bottom of your ribcage with your finger back to your spine, place the ball at the junction.

Pose Five

To relieve wrist or finger tingling/stiffness commonly associated with computer use, put palm down on desk, place ball two fingers width from your elbow.

Pose Six

To relieve leg and lower back stiffness, pain, or muscle fatigue: Place ball in imaginary back
pocket; two fingers width below belt loop place ball slightly to the side of the middle; place ball under on either side of your
‘sit’ bone.

Pose Seven

To relieve thigh muscle tightness, place ball facing forward and out (not on the
side or top).

Pose Eight

To relieve shin splints, roll the ball on your shin.

Pose Nine

To relieve thigh muscle tightness, place ball facing forward and out (not on the
side or top).

Stay Tuned...

More poses and stretches coming later this month!