Do you spend most of your day at a desk, working with a screen? Do you find that your body is craving movement, but there isn’t a lot of extra time in your day to cultivate a dedicated movement practice?
Welcome to the Movement Break Series! A collection of tiny, bite-sized movement and mindfulness practices that you can squeeze into your day, right in your work space, without needing to change your clothes or gather extra props. Each of these practices is designed to help your body and mind balance out the habitual postures and movements of working at a desk or with a screen, leaving you feeling refreshed in 20 minutes or less, so that you can get to whatever is next in your day.
This twentieth video in the series is the seventh in the collection of mini desk vinyasas: yoga flows that fit right into your work space, taking advantage of your desktop or countertop surface as a support and prop that creates body-kind opportunities for strength, balance, and mobility.
In this 18 minute practice, we’ll lengthen and broaden the body in the places that tend to sink and contract while working at a desk or in front of a screen. We’ll flow from desk down dogs to desk warriors to desk triangles, and along the way we’ll play with balance, articulate the spine, and radiate our limbs outwards to find our full length. Releasing unnecessary physical tension, we’ll settle into this present moment, this breath, this beat of the heart, and take a sense of full-body ease with us into whatever the day may bring next All in less than 20 minutes! Time to stand up from that desk and invite your body to enjoy a little movement break.