At the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine, we found ourselves in some interesting work spaces! Now, with 4 plus months of working from home under our belts, you may find that your back and neck have started to bother you.

Whether it’s because your dining room chair isn’t the ideal office chair, you’re working in a small space, or you spend all day hunched over your makeshift desk, all of these factors leading to one common theme; low back and neck pain!

To help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort you may be feeling in your back and neck, Here are some great stretches you can do throughout the day to release the tension and have you feeling back to your old self again!

Pigeon Pose

This popular yoga move helps maintain flexibility in your glutes by stretching the extensors and external rotators of the hip.Loose hips are happy hips—they help take stress off the knees and lower back, making everyday movements effortless.

Spinal Twist

Seated poses to release your neck, back, hamstrings, and calves—full-body restoration.

Legs Up

Whether it’s up a traditional wall or your pillows, putting your legs up allows for a next-level release (and is great for digestion).

Supported Fish Pose

This chest opener helps relieve discomfort in your shoulders and chest. Start by setting up a block or pillow on the flat area underneath your shoulder blades, and a second block further up your back underneath the back of your head. Recline back and relax your arms down by your sides, with your palms facing up. Adjust the blocks as necessary to ensure that your chest is higher than your hips and your neck feels long and supported. Take five deep breaths into your chest and allow your shoulders to soften with gravity each time you exhale.

Monday’s Workout is…

A. EM2OM for 8min
5-4-3-2 Thruster (buildup)
10 Cal Row

B. AMRAP 9min
10 Thrusters
30 Double Under’s

Direct into…
100 Lunges
100 (Jumping) Squats
150 Situps

Posted By: Annie