Undercover Yoga: Strike a Pose Wherever You Sit

Kate Hanley by Kate Hanley | December 17th, 2008 | 2 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga

Seated twist pose how-to from The Practical Power of Yoga

Seated twist pose how-to segment from The Practical Power of Yoga

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.

Gaiam’s new DVD The Practical Power of Yoga with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman includes a segment on how to do a super-simple seated twist.

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.

Watch a preview clip showing more from The Practical Power of Yoga.


  1. Good post.
    I recently started practicing yoga on a regular basis after watching Rodney on PBS at a hotel near the San Francisco airport.
    I feel great and it is contributing to reducing the leakage of my left heart valve.

    Blake Webster

    Blake Webster | December 19th, 2008 | Comment Permalink
  2. I’m all for integrating yoga into daily life. The more conscious, connected movement we do the better! Tadasana while standing in line at the grocery store is one of my favourites!

    KL- Prana Flow Yoga NZ | January 13th, 2009 | Comment Permalink

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