The key to your productive afternoon is in the twist.

The afternoon is coming and your are looking for a quick and easy tip to avoid the midday slumber? Look no further, this short exercise will help you get your power back and even help you digest. So among all the methods we use in REAL LIFE YOGA, my tip for you today is a twist. And it can be done directly at your desk with whatever clothes you have on, and no matter what you ate just before. Here you go directly to the youtube video.

The spinal twist step by step:

1. Sit up straight, back of the chair behind you or to your right side, feet, knees and hips in one line. 

2. Inhale: take your right arm up and reach for the back of your chair.

3. Put your left hand on the outer edge of your right thigh to help you twist to the right side.

4. Twist from the bottom of the spine upwards, looking over your right shoulder last.

5. Breathe in your twist 5 more times. Inhale: lengthen through the spine, exhale: twist a little bit deeper to the right.

6. Breathe out and slowly come back to center. Repeat on the other side.

Why it works.

Twists have many benefits. They are wonderful and short ways to refresh your body by stimulating blood circulation and metabolism. Because you create a slight compression of the organs in the abdomen as you twist, fresh blood will flow to your organs and associated glands as you release the twist, helping remove toxins and bringing them plenty of oxygen for their good functioning. Also, twisting once or twice a day helps you keep your spine young, preserving its valuable range of motion with this simple movement, especially in the lower - thoracic and lumbar - parts of the spine that are less mobile.

When to use it. 

After lunch or breakfast to improve digestion. When you have been sitting too long and need an easy way to gather your energy and focus for the rest of the day.

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The yoga method you will never forget once you tried it.

We all have our secret tips that help us feel better whenever we need. And there is one among the yoga methods we use in our REAL LIFE YOGA coaching that definitely remains in all minds and in all bodies: I am speaking of the eagle arms. They look funny for sure but once we’ve tried them and felt them, they become your best friend for releasing and preventing tension from building up in your back.

On top of being memorable for your mind and for your muscles, the eagle arms are the perfect way to release effectively and quickly tensions in your upper back stored in between the shoulder blades. This usually happens when you have been sitting for too long at your desk, maybe even cramping up your shoulders to your ears without noticing.

No matter if finding new ways to manage and reduce stress naturally in your business life has been your main concern lately or not. Just take 30 seconds to try this easy yoga posture. We promise, it won’t take you long and you can keep your clothes on, stay at your desk and remain comfortably seated in your chair. Ready? Here we go directly to the youtube video.

 The eagle arms step by step:

1. Sitting straight, open your arms to the sides, fingers pointing up and elbows bent.

2. Take the left upper arm on top of the right, hooking the elbows together.

3. Clasp hand palms or try to bring the back of your hands towards each other.

4. Move elbows up & down to find that juicy stretch between your shoulder blades.

5. Stay there and breathe deeply 5 times, letting go of the tension on the exhale.

6. Release slowly and roll your shoulders before repeating on the other side.

 

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