On Wednesday, January 31st, Valerie Kiser from Sunrise Yoga Studio led a “Yoga at your Desk” session for any interested staff members. About 10 ZSR folks attended, and we learned how we can stretch throughout the day, even if we’re sitting at our desks.

The poses she showed us each focused on different parts of the body that tend to get tight and sore during a work day. The neck, arms, shoulders and back were the main focuses, as well as hips. We learned how to stretch out these areas even while we’re sitting in a chair! Valerie said that even if you can stretch for just 5 minutes at a time, it will make a huge difference in how you feel at the end of the day. You can be creative with the poses, doing them while waiting at the copier, while on the phone or while reshelving books! The people who attended agreed that they could already feel a difference in their tension levels after the session.

The staff development committee hopes to have Valerie lead another session for us in the future. For more information, visit Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons.