Yoga Bites: Bitesize exercises to help you feel good while working from home

By DANNY LOWE

March 22, 2020

Yogabites

Inspired by the photos of your self-isolation-WFH-office-setups, we asked our Yoga Instructor friend Matt to create six bitesize exercises that you can do throughout the day to keep your body in tune. Click on the links below to watch each clip on Instagram TV.


Neck Rolls – releases neck tension from staring at screens all-day
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These exercises help to release tension in the neck that can be caused by poor sleeping positions, or simply staring at your computer and phone for far too long.


Low Lunge – relieves low back pain caused by sitting for far too long
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For those of us sitting in a chair for far too long, this yoga pose will help release the psoas, the muscle in the front of the thigh going up to the low back. If you get pain in your low back from sitting for too long, then this shape is great for you.


Pec Stretch – straighten your spine and un-slump you shoulders part 1
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This exercise shows open wings, a yin yoga pose that helps stretch the pec, shoulder, and a bit of the upper back. Those sitting at a desk for a long time will enjoy this opening.


Shoulder Mobility – if you overuse your keyboard and mouse you need this mobility exercise
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This video is an active mobility shoulder exercise that primarily focuses on the rotator cuff muscles. If you use a mouse, find yourselves hunched at a computer, this is an exercise you need to do. It'll help prevent future shoulder pain by working the muscle groups used in twisting, moving, reaching, you name it.


Eagle Arms – straighten your spine and un-slump you shoulders part 2
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Known as Eagle arms, this yoga pose stretches the shoulder and upper back. Sometimes when working at home, we find our upper back creeping up into our ears, and this over time can cause neck and even lower back pain.


Reclined Pigeon – releases tension from prolonged sitting
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This exercise, reclined pigeon in yoga, stretches the hips. It's a lovely release from the tension that's often exacerbated by sitting for far too long (think aeroplane rides).


For more in-depth home workouts follow Lunges In Leggings Instagram.

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