Yoga Poses You Can Do While Studying For Finals

It’s that time of year againwhere finals week is again upon us! Here are some quick and easy yoga poses to help you relax from the stress without having to leave your desk or study spot.

Scale Pose













Sit at the edge of the chair, press your hands down on either side of your hips and raise your legs and butt up off the seat. Use your deep abdominal muscles and keep the tops of your shoulder down. Hold this pose for 3 to 5 breaths. Lower and repeat 2 more times.

Seated Backbend Pose












While seated with a straight, take a deep breath and reach all the way up to the ceiling with your arms wide open. As you exhale, let your gaze slowly draw behind you and bend slightly from your upper back and chest. Hold this for a few seconds, release arms to your sides, and repeat 2 more times.

High Altar Pose














Inhale and lift your arms. Clasp your hands, invert your palms, and lean to your left. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths. Switch sides.

Twist Pose











Turn to your left; use your left hand on the back of the chair to deepen the twist. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, and then twist to the other side and repeat.

Ankle to Knee Pose













Place your left foot on your right knee, letting the left knee drop open. Keep your back straight and lean forward to stretch deeper. After 5 to 8 breaths, switch sides.

Have fun and good luck on finals collegiettes!