Many of our readers are likely reading this as they sit at a desk, perhaps at work. Do you recommend any quick, office-friendly exercises or yoga poses so they can sneak some exercise into their workday?
Yes, you can do a seated pigeon position by just crossing your ankle over your knee, which will stretch the outer hip. Also from a seat, you can forward fold your whole body so that your belly is resting on your thighs – that's a wonderful stretch. A great abdominal exercise is bracing yourself in the chair and pressing down, using your arms, in order to lift your butt off the chair and feet off the floor – Ellen DeGeneres style!
Also, a five-minute dance party in the office never hurt anybody. Or even a short lunchtime walk will lift spirits and improve happiness. I actually work with the staff of the "Chelsea Lately" show, and they get a yoga break instead of a coffee break.