SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Many people think Yoga has to be done on a mat in a Yoga studio. But, if you're at work and can't leave, you can do Yoga in your chair.
Teresa Ollis shows us some stretches today for your feet and legs. These stretches will promote blood flow to your legs and improve flexibility.
Start with Tadasana
In a chair, put your feet flat on the floor. Lift your sternum up while lifting your head toward the ceiling to lengthen your neck and spine. Keep your chin parallel to the floor. Bring your palms together at your heart. Then, touch your thumbs to your sternum. Then, breathe in. In this position, you'll be able to inhale longer and exhale deeper.
Take your toes and turn them under your foot one foot at a time. You'll feel a good stretch along the top of your foot. Exhale and turn the toes out. It will then look like you're on really high heels. When you're doing this, you're stretching the back of the foot and into the ball of the foot.. That stretching promotes blood flow to your legs. This can be a healthy thing if you've been sitting in a chair for a long stretch of time.
One More Move
Finally, straighten your leg out and point and flex your toes while turning your ankle in a circle. You'll engage your core and again give your legs a light workout.
And, there you go. A Yoga workout you can do from your own home if you're recovering from injury or a light workout when you're stuck in the office.