Desk Warriors: 5 Great Yoga Stretches Visualized with Illustrations

Marco’s illustrious yoga stretches through the medium of Vivian’s illustrations.

Salamat Yoga, UNDO’s staple yogi, and Vivian Shih, UNDO’s art director and illustrator, team up to give the UNDO community 5 great yoga stretches through the medium of illustrations that will speak to your body and alleviate its troubles.

Desk Warriors: 5 Great Yoga Stretches Visualized with Illustrations
Neck Stretch

Neck Stretch

Elevate left arm above the head and reach over to grab the right temple.
Lean left ear towards the left shoulder to stretch out the right side of the neck.
To increase the stretch, lower the right shoulder.
Hold for 10 long deep breaths.
Release and switch to the opposite side.

Desk Warriors: 5 Great Yoga Stretches Visualized with Illustrations
Overhead Shoulder Stretch

Overhead Shoulder Stretch

Elevate left arm above the head & bend elbow as the hand reaches behind the neck.
With your right hand, grab the left elbow to deepen the shoulder stretch.
Assure the neck and chin are upright to avoid neck strain.
Hold for 5 long deep breaths.
Release and switch to the opposite side.

Desk Warriors: 5 Great Yoga Stretches Visualized with Illustrations
Cross Body Stretch

Cross-Body Arm Stretch

Elevate left arm across your chest while utilizing the right arm to gently squeeze & pull inwards towards the chest.
Hold for 10 long deep breaths.
Release and switch to the opposite side.

Desk Warriors: 5 Great Yoga Stretches Visualized with Illustrations
Eagle Stretch

Eagle

Elevate arms parallel at shoulder height.
Place left elbow on top of the right elbow crease.
Proceed to lift forearms vertically while twisting arms & hands.
To increase the stretch, lower the elbow towards the abdominal.
Hold for 10 long deep breaths.
Release and switch to the opposite side.

Desk Warriors: 5 Great Yoga Stretches Visualized with Illustrations
Upper Back Stretch

Upper Back Stretch

Elevate arms parallel at shoulder height and interlace fingers turning palms outwards away from your chest.
Hold for 10 long deep breaths.

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