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Work it Girl: Seated Pigeon

Sitting at your desk for 8 hours a day is a great way to work towards tight hips. Fight back with this desk hip opener stretch.

This is just like doing Pigeon pose but instead of lying down, you're sitting up.

Bend your left knee and place your lower leg flat on the desk (make sure to clear a spot).

Lean your upper body forward a little and try to keep your spine long. You'll really feel this stretch in your left hip and butt. I love it!

Hang here for a few breaths or more if you love it, and then carefully switch sides.

If you really love this stretch, you can work while you do it!

CAUTION: Again, make sure your chair doesn't have wheels!

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sarabel sarabel 8 years
trying it now and it's awesome! I do have wheels on my chair but I'm hoping I don't start rolling.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
I love doing a full backbend (wheel pose) to get my energy going! That and headstand are better than a cup of coffee!
the-clam the-clam 10 years
We do yoga at work alot. I'll practice a headstand or tree pose and other people will join in. We sit at computers all day so it's good to take a break and stretch. It's great if you're feeling sleepy.
SU3 SU3 10 years
:ROTFL: hahaha ccsugar! LOL :D Just tried it at my desk - feels great! I got my roommate doing it too (after she looked at me weird)! :D
rocknrollmaw rocknrollmaw 10 years
That is such a great stretch!!! I'm glad i have my own lil cage to sit in so people can't see me! hahah but even if they did that's ok i wouldn't mind, they know i'm a lil funky anyway. And ladies that's ok at least your back and hips won't be hurting and theirs very well may be! :)
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I just did the stretch at work and nobody looked at me strangley. But I would rather do it without my shoes on...which does make it even a little bit weirder. But I will try this when I am working at home.
suzanne suzanne 10 years
No, No... not Champion's! Columbia's... PS: Fit is still in 2nd place but gaining... Vote for Fit! Vote for Fit! Vote for Fit! Vote for Fit! Vote for Fit!
Beaner Beaner 10 years
I love hip openers! I don't care if I look strange - it feels great.
lorioz lorioz 10 years
I'm with ccsugar... they think I'm strange already! This will only add to it!
suzanne suzanne 10 years
:STRONG: This looks like a job for Champion's ever comfy and oh so dignified and discreet "Adventure Stretch 18" skort style # 747-263" in khaki, brown or Blue... :ROTFL:
asco00 asco00 10 years
I'm not sure what I would say if I walked by and saw someone doing that at their desk.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Funny ccsugar - then doing this at your desk couldn't make things worse, right?!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
HA! My co-workers already think I'm weird as it is :rotfl:
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
I don't know how that would fly(no pun intended) at work to be honest...TINA!
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