the health hazards of sitting

the health hazards of sitting

Don't just sit there!For any of my students who spend more than 20 minutes at a time sitting, here’s an infographic from the Washington Post that explains why sitting is so hard on our bodies while also giving some recommendations on how to counteract the damage.

So, take a break from sitting, stand in Tadasana, lifting the bottom of your belly while rooting your femur bones in the socket; press down through the heels, and lift from the inner arches to the inner groins. Add some shoulder rotations in both directions and Garudasana and Gomukhasana to open up the neck and shoulders.

Or, alternatively, sip enough water throughout the day. That should get up and moving on a regular basis… while keeping you hydrated.

Letitia Walker
letitia@liveyoganow.com
2 Comments
  • Alexis
    Posted at 12:27h, 12 August Reply

    I love the hydration idea! It does force at least a short walk!

    • Letitia
      Posted at 14:32h, 12 August Reply

      And lord knows we all need hydration as well! Learning to sip rather than gulp water did a lot to improve my hydration as well, and it cut down on the “every 15 minutes” bathroom schedule.

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