Lessen your likelihood of injury with these simple stretches.
Sitting for long periods of time has significant consequences, particularly for your lower back, knees and sometimes wrists if you spend extended amounts of time at a computer. Below are the five most important stretches for someone stuck at a desk for most of the day. These moves can help alleviate and eliminate pain. Complete the five stretches a minimum of once a day.
1. Pigeon Pose
Position your body with your right leg bent at a 45-degree angle. Straighten your back leg with the toe facing the floor. Position your upper body so that your knee is in line with your sternum (chest bone). Hips should be parallel to the floor. To protect your knee bend the toes of your bent leg in toward your shin. If you feel any pain in the knee, stop immediately. This pose is also known as Pigeon.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR SEVEN LONG, STEADY BREATHS.