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Try These Easy Yoga Poses And Have Better Posture In No Time

Don't slouch!

You probably remember hearing your mother say this a time or two when you were younger. Although, it was annoying, she was right - slouching isn't good for you.

As we find ourselves spending more and more time at our desks, we begin to lean forward over our keyboards, rounding our shoulders hunching forward. It's not a natural position and this kind of curvature in our spines can lead to health problems.

To avoid the hunchback, remember to break your day at the desk up. Walk around, do a few stretches and, if you can't get away, stand up for that important conference call.

In the meantime, try these simple yoga asanas to keep your spine strong and healthy:

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Tree Pose - Vriksasana

1. Easy

  • Begin in a standing position.
  • Bend your right knee and turn it out to the right.
  • Place the sole of your foot against your left ankle.
  • Bring your hands up to your heart.

2. Medium

  • Begin in a standing position.
  • Bend your right knee and turn it out to the right.
  • Place the sole of your foot against your left shin.
  • Stretch your arms up wide.

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  • Begin in a standing position.
  • Bend your right knee and turn it out to the right.
  • When you feel balanced, lift your foot up and press it against your left thigh
  • Bring your hands up to your heart, touch pinkies and thumbs together for lotus hand mudra.
  • Hold for 1-3 minutes
  • Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana
  • Take a deep breath.
  • Sweep your arms up.
  • Exhale
  • Hinge at the hips and fold forward
  • Drop your head and your hands toward the ground
  • Bend your knees if you need to
  • Hold for 1-2 minutes

Chair Pose - Utkatasana

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  • Take a deep breath.
  • Sweep your arms up.
  • Exhale
  • Sit back as if there is a chair behind you
  • Keep your knees together and your straight
  • Hold for 1-2 minutes

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Standing Forward Fold - Uttanasana

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  • Inhale
  • Reach your arms up to the sky
  • Exhale
  • Hinge at the hips and fold forward
  • Drop your head and your arms down
  • Bend your knees as you need to
  • Hold for 1-2 minutes

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Sphinx Pose - Salamba Bhujangasana

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  • Lay down on your stomach
  • Stretch your arms out in front of you
  • Slowly slide your arms in, bending your elbows
  • Inhale
  • Lift your forehead, chin and chest
  • Hold 1-2 minutes

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Locust pose - Salabhasana

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  • Lay down on your stomach
  • Stretch your arms out in front of you
  • Point your toes
  • Inhale
  • Lift your forehead, arms and legs
  • Hold 1-2 minutes

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