Yoga At Your Desk

Yoga At Your Desk

As a business owner, coach, writer and nationally registered yoga teacher RYT, you can imagine how difficult it is to find time to do my yoga practice on a daily basis.

I know. I know. I’m preaching to the choir. You are overwhelmed with work, family and personal and professional commitments so you are probably thinking “What yoga? I barely have time to eat!”

Welcome to this blog. The whole idea of this initiative is to help you find ways to build a healthy career. Discover how you can infuse a little more Zen into your work and cultivate a career that is sustainable, engaging and supports your overall well being. It’s my sincere hope that you find, and share, inspiration here that helps you continue to be healthy, happy and successful in all that you do.

So let’s start with a little daily yoga at your desk. Are you ready? This is as simple as one, two, three, four*.

  1. Stand up and plant your feet hip width apart four to six inches in front of your chair;
  2. Using your feet (sans heels), stretch the carpet, mat or floor between them—you should feel your hamstrings and quads engage;
  3. Slowly sit down pushing your rear towards the chair, but not all the way—just hover an inch or two above your seat;
  4. Hold this position for ten seconds, return to standing and repeat five to ten times.

Congrats. You’ve just completed a modified Utkatasana, or chair pose. Yoga Journal provides numerous suggestions for yoga poses that you can do in your office.

Kim Monaghan, PCC, RYT, CPBS is the owner of KBM Coaching & Consulting LLC, a boutique Human Resources Consulting and Career Coaching Firm serving a national clientele. 

*Always consult with your physician prior to experimenting with any exercises, recipes, health advice and nutrition initiatives shared in this blog.