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Everyday Yoga

Instructor: Ellen Serber
Photos, Design and Animation: Daniel Will-Harris

Use these exercises at your desk to help alleviate the strain of working at the computer.


Animation of Ellen reaching up

1. Sit up tall in your chair, or if possible stand up. Stretch your arms overhead and interlock your fingers, turn the palms to the ceiling. Take a deep breathe in and on the exhale extend your side torso and take the tips of the shoulder blades into the body. Take another deep breathe and on the exhale stretch to the right, inhale come up and exhale stretch to the left.

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If you’d like the entire set of 14 exercises in one easy-to-print version you can distribute to groups of up to 25, you can buy them in PDF format for $10 and they’ll be e-mailed to you in about 24 hours 

These, and more "Desktop Yoga" exercises are available to license for use within your company Intranet. Contact Daniel Will-Harris for details using the link at the bottom of the page.

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Ellen Serber is a yoga teacher, certified in the Iyengar tradition and a Tai Chi Chu'an teacher, certified by Sifu Kuo Lien Ying. She has been teaching in Northern California since 1970. Her writing has appeared in Somatics, Yoga Journal and International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Ellen Serber is available for desk-top yoga consultation in your workplace. E-mail her here:

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MoMA in NY called Daniel Will-Harris “A computer graphics pioneer,” and his work “totally unique.”

He is a writer as well as a graphic designer and his work can be found at his Web site.

He writes The SchmoozeLetter, an email story newsletter with over 30,000 subscribers.

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(c) 2007, Ellen Serber & Daniel Will-Harris, all rights reserved. No portion of this may be duplicated without express written permission. For permission, please email

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