Yoga exercises can reduce stress

Ocean breathing, neck and shoulder exercises will help you get rid of the tension that you are holding

CHARLOTTE, NC – People continue to work remotely and that means stress and anxiety remain. Michael Oller, from Chair Yoga, does some exercises to release the tension that we hold onto. While so many people still work remotely, this lifestyle is a breeding ground for stress and anxiety. Chair yoga, has some exercises that are easy to do. These exercises are great for reducing stress.

Exercise 1: ocean breaths

Bring your hands to the heart center and take a deep breath through your nose. Get ready to exhale through your mouth and pretend you’re trying to fog up a mirror. Repeat this ocean breath at least 10 times.

Exercise 2 neck stretches

For those who work on laptops and computers, the first thing you should do is place your laptop at eye level on boxes or books to reduce the strain on your neck from constantly looking down. Bring your hands to the heart center first. Now raise your left arm and hand up and grab the top of your head by the right ear. Now gently pull your hand towards your left shoulder to stretch your neck. Make sure you take ocean breaths. Repeat the other side.

This stretch was developed to remove unwanted tension in the shoulder area. Raise your left arm and touch your shoulder with your hand. Now grab your elbow with your right hand and slide it back towards your head. Remember to take ocean breaths and then repeat the other side. Bring your hands back to the heart center.

Chair Yoga also offers Zoom classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-10am that you can attend. The first zoom class is free. The Zoom ID is 980 264 2630. Namaste!