Sometimes when working we feel tired, sleepy, empty and in need of energy.
At the same time our neck and shoulders tighten and we tend to breathe
shallowly. Yet, the more tired we are, the more likely we just keep
sitting at times just staring in space or we pump ourselves up with coffee
and sugar. To recharge and activate, take a few moments away from your
work and do THE WAVE.
HOW TO DO THE WAVE:
Sit forward on your chair with your feet shoulder-width apart. Raise your
hands toward the ceiling and as you exhale slowly lower your arms to the
right while doing a gentle side-bend. As you inhale return to an upright
position with your hands reaching to the ceiling. Then, slowly exhale and
wave your arms to the left, gently bending at your waist. Repeat the wave
five times; remember to exhale as you bend and wavelike a tree in a gentle
wind and inhale as you come up straight. Do not bend too far, be gentle
Optional: Repeat the practice except inhale as you bend and wave and
exhale as you straighten up.
Repeat this or other movement practices many times throughout the day.