Take a 5-Minute Recess: 3 Yoga Poses to Reduce the Negative Effects of Sitting

By
Lillah Schwartz, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
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There are several ways you can counteract the adverse effects of sitting. First, examine the way you sit and notice if the chair you sit in is hurting you or helping. Second, learn to take a five-minute-stand-and-move break every hour. During that break, practice my three top yoga poses to counteract hours of sitting, improve posture, and relieve back pain. 

 

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