4 Quick Yoga Stretch Breaks to Boost the Work Day

Warrior lll yoga pose. Woman show warrior asana using chair in studio background for a yoga stretch break when you can grab a chair.

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Are you spending too much time sitting? Give this quick yoga stretch break a shot! Incorporating movement into your day can make a significant impact on your health and well-being. These brief yoga breaks are simple to incorporate, even on the most hectic days. Invest the time, and your body will appreciate it.

This simple yoga practice consists of four 5-minute yoga stretch breaks that you can do whenever you have to sit too much. It is designed to release tension in tight areas from prolonged sitting: lower back, upper back, and hips. You can do each part individually whenever you get up and move around, or you can combine them any way you like. The entire practice is done in a standing position, so you don’t need a yoga mat or any other equipment. It is best to take your shoes off, though.

Do You Sit Too Much? Try These Short Yoga Stretch Breaks

It makes a huge difference to include movement throughout your day. These short yoga breaks are easy to fit into even the busiest days. Take the time; your body will thank you.

Yoga for Prolonged Sitting

Illustration of yoga poses for a quick yoga stretch break.

Reprinted with permission from sequencewiz.org
Olga Kabel

Educated as a school teacher, Olga Kabel has been teaching yoga for over 14 years. She completed multiple Yoga Teacher Training Programs but discovered the strongest connection to the Krishnamacharya/ T.K.V. Desikachar lineage. She had studied with Gary Kraftsow and American Viniyoga Institute (2004-2006) and received her Viniyoga Teacher diploma in July 2006, becoming an AVI-certified Yoga Therapist in April 2011. Olga is a founder and managing director of Sequence Wiz— a web-based yoga sequence builder that assists yoga teachers and yoga therapists in creating and organizing yoga practices. It also features simple, informational articles on how to sequence yoga practices for maximum effectiveness. Olga strongly believes in the healing power of this ancient discipline on every level: physical, psychological, and spiritual. She strives to make yoga practices accessible to students of any age, physical ability, and medical history, specializing in helping her students relieve muscle aches and pains, manage stress and anxiety, and develop mental focus.

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