3 Soothing Yoga Stretches You Can Easily Do Between Zoom Meetings

This short, work-from-home flow is the perfect way to recharge midday.

In the months since millions of people have started working from home to slow the spread of COVID-19, some serious pros and cons of working remotely have surfaced. For example, some cons: not knowing when to take breaks or call it a day; forgetting to get up and move; working in odd places and at odd angles (who knew you could fill out spreadsheets with your head on the floor and your feet on a bookshelf?). Also, any additional quarantine anxiety exacerbates preexisting work stress and routine body stiffness from sitting all day.

But don't forget to recognize the pros (even during a global health crisis, it's important to acknowledge silver linings!). For instance, this might be the first time you've been away from the direct gaze of a boss and coworkers (and HR). No one will know if you take a five-minute break between video calls to stand up and march around your workspace—or do some light but effective stretches to increase blood circulation and wake up any muscles you've forgotten to use while self-isolating. (Sorry, glutes, it's nothing personal.)

Keep finding yourself with 10 minutes to spare between Zoom presentations? Below, Beth Cooke, a yoga teacher and an instructor at Obé—the online destination for streaming live, on-demand workouts from home—shares three quick and easy yoga stretches designed to be squeezed into a busy work day.

The following beginner-friendly yoga poses are amazing on their own, but feel even better when done in sequence for an energizing midday flow. Use the above demo video as a visual guide, then get to stretching. (And don't forget to breathe!).

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