Take A Yoga Break: Tree

Benefits: Promotes better balance and deeper breathing, strengthens standing leg, gently opens hip joints.     Brace your chair against your desk and stand behind chair with feet together or hip width apart. Place one or both hands on top of chair without leaning on it.           Shift body weight to left foot without sticking left hip out. Bend right knee enough to come to tiptoe. Move right knee slightly outward to the side, Continue Reading

Take A Yoga Break: Waterskiing

Benefits: Tones thighs, strengthens quadriceps muscles at front of thighs, promotes deeper breathing. Stand and push your chair against your desk. Rest hands lightly on top of the chair back, remembering not to lean on it. Stand arm's length from your chair with feet hip width apart.           Inhale, and as you exhale bend your knees as though you’re about to sit. Go only as low as is comfortable, and breathe at a normal pace.  Inhale and stand, Continue Reading

An update on our app date.

We at Take A Yoga Break™ want to thank all of you, our subscribers, for standing up for your health. You're taking yoga breaks from the dangers of prolonged periods of sitting, and we salute you! Our beta test period has done exactly what it was supposed to do: show us how we can serve you better. Using an email delivery system allowed TAYB to be free to subscribers, but at another type of cost--it doesn't work as well as we'd like it to. We take our mission, to help the Seat-izens™ of the Continue Reading

Take A Yoga Break: Open Your Heart

Here's a sample of one of our most popular moves. Just make sure you have space to extend your arms out to the side for this one. (Before you try this move, please read this.) Stand up tall, with feet hip width apart. Inhale a comfortably deep breath, and as you exhale, hug yourself, bowing over slightly and bending knees a little. Then inhale a nice deep breath, spreading arms out wide, standing up tall. Exhale as you hug yourself, bending knees a tad; inhale and spread Continue Reading

Sitting is the new smoking–time to Take A Yoga Break.

Sitting is the new smoking. We’re hearing a lot in the media about how sitting for long periods of time – at office desks, in cars as we commute, on the couch at home – is really bad for our health. Most Americans sit for over 6 hours a day, and the effects are scary: increased risk of diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease; weight gain; and reduced life expectancy. Even if you work out for 30 minutes or more a day, that won’t counteract the adverse effects of longterm sitting. Continue Reading