Legs & Feet
Stretching the feet and legs during your work day can help prevent swelling of the feet and has an energizing affect on the nervous system.
Wind Relieving Pose in Chair
Sit away from the back of the chair. Clasp the hands behind the right thigh and as you exhale, draw the thigh towards the torso. As you inhale lengthen the arms and extend the leg away from the torso, lifting the foot upwards and plantar flexing the ankle. Repeat 5 times with the breath to each side.
Benefits: Stretches the hamstrings, massages the abdominal organs.
Stand in front of seat of chair. Place hands on chair seat and step right foot forward, left foot back. Bend right knee toward seat and press into left ball of foot keeping heel off floor and all ten toes facing forward. Keep the hips square towards the chair seat, Hold 5 breaths. Step back leg forward to release. Repeat to other side.
Benefits: Stretches muscles around hip, calves and hamstrings.