Whether you're working from home or you've already gotten back to regular office hours, sitting in front of a computer can be detrimental not only to your posture but to your mental health as well. Many gyms are still closed due to recent outbreaks and you're probably feeling the need to get your blood flowing. That's why this short routine is perfect! Yoga is proven to help boost your energy and reduce stress. Research shows that yoga breathing, called pranayama, that slow steady breathing can improve cognitive function. Further research shows regular yoga practice can reduce depression and anxiety.
By Kelsey Miller
Yoga is a great way to gain flexibility and help reduce chronic pain. It can make you feel more balanced and positive. And it improves your digestive system as well.
Check out the video to see which poses help your body open up in order to get blood flowing to your vital organs and stretch out your whole body to kick start your day full of energy!
Starfish pose. It helps open up lungs, chest, back and torso.
Cat-cow pose. It improves mobility and helps with back pain. Inhale as you open up and exhale as you round your back.
Twists. They allow oxygyn to your internal organs which help improve digestion and stimulate blood circulation.
Seated forward fold with wide legs and clasped hands behind your back. It helps improve your posture and lung capacity.
Standing side stretch. It improves flexibility and gets you fired up for your day!