Your job can take its toll on your body, whether it's from your chair, heavy lifting, or hours of sedentary work. Rodney Yee, a renowned yoga instructor who has been teaching for more than 26 years, thinks that our problems can be fixed with a little office yoga. In his new DVD, 'Rodney Yee's Yoga for Energy & Stress Relief,' produced by Gaiam, Yee shows how small moves that you can do at your desk can give you some of the benefits of a full yoga class – in some cases, without even needing to get up off the chair. "The biggest problem with office workers is a sedentary body," says Yee. "Movement is so important, not only to our respiratory system, but to our circulatory system as well." Here are three things that Rodney says you can do in the office to remain healthy and prevent stress, pain, and lack of energy.
Sit like a yogi.
First thing, you need to sit like a yogi in your office chair. Adjust your chair so that you sit with your legs a little more bent by lowering the chair and moving the back straight up so it allows you to key in your posture. Even just simply changing the position of your chair every hour will be beneficial. Yogis always sit straight up and are mindful of their posture and the position that they are sitting in. Just be sure that you are mindful of your posture.
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