Has sitting at your desk or table all day got you tired, tight and stiff in neck and shoulders? Perhaps bend out of shape in general? While many people are aware of the tension and stiffness that come from spending countless hours seated and hunched over a computer, or a desk there are also some long-term consequences that can arise such as low back pain, headache, eyes train, neck strain, a weakened front and back core, knee issues and tight hips, to name a few. Take some time each day to stretch out and strengthen these targeted areas, and feel the workaday stress patterns melt away! You will feel rejuvenated and refreshed after this Easy Yoga practice with Ursula. Follow along with her and feel the difference it makes, right in front of your desk, office or wherever you are. Whenever you notice yourself feeling achy or stiff in the neck and shoulders, give these desk-friendly tension-moves a go! Hours spent leaning over a desk or computer can lead to a rounding in of the upper back and shoulders. Incorporating a “chest opener” into your daily routine will move the spine into some much needed extension. (backbend, cactus arms) and help to draw the shoulders back and release tension and pain. One of the most unfortunate side effects of sitting for hours each day is the gradual weakening of muscles in your spine and neck, which can contribute to many different structural issues in the body, from low back pain to knee instability. To keep your body supported and strong, be sure to incorporate yoga poses that activate your muscles and stretches them each day.