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5 Simple Everyday Yoga Moves

Caversham based yoga teacher Kate Cullum shares 5 simple yoga moves you can do at work or home to help release tension and stretch after a day at your desk. Do them every day and feel the difference.

For all poses remember to sit down deep into your seat, lifting tall through your spine and engage your belly.

Seated Cat & Cow

Sitting up straight, push down firmly through your seat. Take a big inhale, as you exhale curl the body forward, pulling the belly in and drawing the chin towards th

e chest. Inhale and extend the back, lifting chin towards the ceiling and arching into the lower back. Repeat 3 to 4 times.

Seated Cow Face Arms

Reach your right arm high and bend the elbow so that your right hand falls in between your shoulder blades. Reach your left hand up your back, bending your right elbow, to clasp your left hand. If your hands don't reach, you can grab the back of your shirt or use a strap. Hold for 3 to 4 breaths. Repeat on the other side.

Seated Twist

Take a big inhale take right hand onto left knee and as you exhale rotate the ribcage holding on to the back of the chair with your left hand. Hold for 3 to 4 breaths. Repeat on other side.

Seated Pigeon

Pressing down through the left foot, take the right foot up and rest it across the left thigh letting the knee drop out to the side. Lift up tall through the spine, hands into hearts centre, as you exhale draw the body forward and hold for 3 to 4 breaths.

Seated Leg Lift

Place the centre of the strap round the ball of the foot, hold the strap in both hands and start to lift the leg to hip height, pushing out through your heels. Hold for 3 to 4 breaths. Repeat on other side.

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