Introducing Bent Moments...a moment you can spend learning about yoga: finding relief through a stretch, that it's not about any body type and not all yoga is taught the same.
Creating a healthier body can be overwhelming...
Taking one moment at a time to relieve an ache or pain can make a goal more achievable, and worth your time.
Relieving stress fatigue
Have the front of your chair approximately 1.5' away from your desk or table, heels underneath or in front of your knees (depending on chair height).
Place one forearm on top of the other, on the desk
Rest the area between your eyebrows on your top forearm, remove glasses if wearing
Move the tops of your shoulders away from your ears, shoulder blades moving down your back
Lengthen the back of your neck out from between your shoulder blades
Soften the muscles of the face, the neck and shoulders
Can't easily reach the desk - consider placing forearms on a wall or higher ledge
Difficult to move shoulders away from ears - roll the inner upper arms up towards the ceiling
Hurts lower back - extend top of buttocks down, filling out the lumbar (lower back) area
How it helps:
Shoulders - as we stress out or spend too much time at the computer our shoulders start to creep up towards our ears, tightening the neck muscles. Create the space needed to release those muscles.
Stress/headache - resting the area between the eyebrows onto something calms the mind and helps to alleviate an oncoming headache
Wishing you great health, Tanya
Tanya is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher based out of Abbotsford, BC Canada. She has been teaching since 2015, strictly online since March 2020. Her greatest joy is being able to help discover movement.