5 Simple Yoga Stretches For Work

Sitting at your desk in front of your screen all day can often leave you drained and uncomfortable. To help you make it through the day and feel more energised and efficient, take a moment and try some office yoga to keep your wellbeing in order during the day. 
5 Simple Yoga Stretches For Work
5 Simple Yoga Stretches For Work
5 Simple Yoga Stretches For Work
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Sitting at your desk in front of your screen all day can often leave you drained and uncomfortable. To help you make it through the day and feel more energised and efficient, take a moment and try some office yoga to keep your wellbeing in order during the day. You can do these 5 simple exercises either sat at your desk or standing up. Before you begin, try applying a couple of drops of De Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil  to your pulse points to help you clear your mind and focus on yourself.

 

1. High Stretch Pose

Take a deep breath and lift your arms with palms facing upwards and fingers locked together. Lean to each side and hold for a few seconds before breathing out.

2. Twist

Turn your body to the side whilst sitting on your chair with both hands on your waist to deepen the twist. With each twist, take a deep breath for a few seconds and breathe out. Repeat on each side.

3. Stretching arm and wrist

Stretch out your arm to the side and spread your fingers then bringing them to a closed fist. Repeat this movement 5 times on each hand. Then stretch arm in front of you with hands pointing downwards and gently pulling fingers to counter stretch the wrist and forearm. Repeat on both sides.

4. Shoulder Rolls

Straighten your back and lift your shoulders to your ears breathing in deeply then exhale as you roll your shoulders back in a circular motion squeezing your shoulder blades together. Repeat the movement 5 times.

5. Ankle to Knee

Straighten your back and place your left foot on your right knee and slightly lean forward to stretch. Hold this for a few seconds then repeat on the other foot. Now that you've tried all of the above share with us your favourite yoga moves on via Instagram or Twitter!

Amy: Global Trade Marketing Executive

Skin Type: Normal – Dry

Prep

Skin prep is key for me to achieve that summer body glow all year around. I like to begin by sweeping away dead skin cells with the Revive Body Brush before bathing. I find this helps with firming and toning my skin, so I love to do this ahead of a special event and particularly pre-tan! I then take my De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil and apply a capful to my torso, shoulders and lower back before getting into my bath… I love the De-stress Mind blend as the sweet, yet herbal scent transports me to a state of calm before truly being able to unwind in the bath.

Routine

For me, bath time is the opportunity to take my ‘everything shower’ to the next level. I typically indulge in a bath for some down time ahead of a fun-filled weekend and to feel rejuvenated after a week of work. I apply the Revive Energising Exfoliator onto wet skin and massage this in for 2-4 minutes focusing on stubborn areas such as elbows, knees and shins.

Post Bathing Ritual

After soaking up the warm aromas of my bath I dry myself off with a towel and then get ready to apply the Revive
Body Oil
. My top tip is to ensure you apply body oil onto damp skin for ultimate hydration; I find this is crucial for locking in moisture and achieving a natural glow.

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Freya: Global Brand Marketing Executive

Skin type: Combination

PREP

I typically opt for a bath over a shower when my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, or if I have some extra get-ready time in the morning. I begin my bath time ritual by creating a spa atmosphere with the Atomiser Connect. For me, it is key to ensure my set-up is a sanctuary, this really helps me to start my day off right. My top tip is to infuse your Atomiser with the Essential Oil Blend you gravitate towards, this way you can tailor your routine to meet your specific needs in that moment. Currently I keep diffusing the Revive Pure Essential Oil Blend as I love that the citrusy aroma leaves me feeling uplifted. Whilst I run my bath, I massage the Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil into skin, which helps to improve circulation.

Routine

I like to begin my bath time by gently exfoliating my skin with the Rose Triple Exfoliator to even texture and remove dead skin cells. If you are looking for radiant skin, an exfoliant is a must have! My favourite thing about this exfoliant is that it does not leave my skin feeling stripped after use, which I have found with many I have tried in the past, but instead leaves my skin feeling nourished and soft with no irritation. I then apply the Rose Pink Clay Mask to my scalp and face to delicately remove oil build up and to rejuvenate both skin and hair.

Post Bathing Ritual

My post bath routine consists of locking in all moisture with a lightweight layer of the Revive Body Gel. As someone who is always on the go, this is a staple in my routine due to the fast absorbing, non-greasy texture of this product. In drier areas I love layering this with the Inner Strength Body Oil, due to its sweet yet spicy scent and skin nourishing properties.

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