Health & Wellbeing

Our Top 5 Yoga Stretches for Teachers

Standing on your feet all day in the classroom can take its toll on your body. From bending up and down to standing by the board all day, you may find that your neck, back, and shoulders start to seize up. So say hello to yoga stretches for teachers!

We have put together some of our top 5 yoga stretches for teachers. While the prospect of doing yoga may sound a bit daunting, it is a low-impact exercise that you can do at your own pace. Also, there are so many benefits of yoga, including helping you to relax after a busy day at work.

Why not take a few minutes after each shift and try these yoga stretching exercises? We have listed 5 stretches that are guaranteed to benefit your physical and mental health.

Hold each stretch for 15 to 20 seconds, and repeat each stretch several times.

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Yoga Stretches for Teachers

Upper Back Stretch

If you are looking for great back stretches, then this upper back stretch is the one for you. Start by interlocking your fingers, reach forward, and stretch your arms outward. Raise your arm above your head and hold the position for 15 to 20 seconds. You should begin to feel the stretch between your holder lades, offering some much-needed relief.

Neck Stretch

After a long shift, the neck is one of the more tender areas, so why not practice the Neck Stretch and relieve that ache? Start with relaxed shoulders and gently begin to position your left ear towards your left shoulder and place your hand on your head – go as far as you comfortably can. Then, hold this position for 15 to 20 seconds and repeat on the other side.

Shoulder Stretch

Shoulder Stretch is a simple, yet effective stretch to incorporate into your day-to-day life. Start by relaxing your shoulder blades back and down. Then, reach one arm across your body and use your other arm to hold that potion. Hold for 15 to 20 seconds, repeat on each side, and you should be able to deepen the stretch to your desire.

Knee to Chest

Our next stretch is the Knee to Chest. Start by lying flat on your back, and flowy, bring one of your knees towards your chest. Hold the position with your arms or hands, and you should begin to feel a nice stretch in your lower back. This stretch is great after a long day on your feet as it combats backaches.

Spine Twist

The Spinal Twist is another excellent backstretch to practice. Start by lying on your back and raising one of your knees towards your chest. Gently roll your knee to the opposite side, and make sure your shoulder remains on the floor. By doing this exercise, you are slowly stretching your shoulders and upper back, offering much-needed relief after a long shift.

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