I’m writing this post from a coffee shop. On one hand, I love working in a coffee shop: It spurs me to put on clothes that aren’t covered in smashed up pieces of banana (I have a 10-month-old), get some fresh air, and interact with other humans.
The downside — it’s not conducive to getting up and moving around every so often — there’s just not that much room, and I’m hesitant to leave my cellphone and laptop untended. Then there’s the issue of looking like a kook. Yet after an hour or so, my body is yearning for a little stretch.
This yoga pose is great for wringing tension out of the spine, stimulating good digestion and natural detoxification, and gently revitalizing.
You can do simple yoga poses like this at your desk, in a restaurant, on a crowded plane or even at the dinner table during a marathon holiday meal. And best of all, it won’t make you look like a weirdo. I promise — I just did it myself, and not one eyebrow went up. May it help you keep those everyday aches and pains at bay.