Are your co-workers complaining about your contagious yawns? Are you falling asleep at your desk? On your 7th cup of coffee (and it’s only 2pm)?
You are obviously in need of a wake-up call: Try yoga exercises for your midday slump! These yoga exercises will get your blood flowing and fill you up with pep, without cutting into your lunch hour or making you sweaty in the office like a normal workout would.
Yoga Exercises for The Midday Slump
Standing Side Bend
Stand with your feet together and your arms overhead with your palms together. Lean to the left and right, taking the time to feel your sides open up.
Standing Forward Bend
Clasp your hands together behind your back, hinge forward at the hips, let your head hang, and bring your arms overhead. Let your shoulders and back stretch and open up before moving forward.
Wide Legged Forward Bend Twist
Bring one arm upwards and look up at it, feeling your spine twist and open. Switch arms and repeat.
Bend your knees and lower your buttocks to the ground. Center yourself in this wide squat. Press your knees out and feel your hip flexors open.
Roll your spine up until your torso is upright, extend your arms overhead, and sink down until your thighs make a 45 degree angle with the floor. Keep your back straight, but allow your torso to lean forward from the hips. For an added challenge, try to rise onto your toes.