12 Yoga Poses for Your Workday

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Afternoon Break: Release Your Back

Yoga Pose

Standing Forward Bend

Do This Pose: After you've come out of Standing Backbend, walk your feet away from your desk until your torso and arms are parallel to the floor. You can either look forward or down at the floor, but be careful not to push your head and neck downward.

Stretch through your arms and your spine, pressing your hips away from your head. Lift your tailbone all the way up to the ceiling! If this stretch is too intense for the backs of your legs, bend your knees. This stretch should feel good to your back after a backbend, and the hamstring stretch you'll get is an added benefit.