10/100 ~ Chair yoga hip opener – Stop, drop and yoga on this one, my friends. If you are sitting in a chair as you read this, cross your right ankle over your left knee and sit up tall. Feel that nice stretch in your right hip? Bam. You’re practicing yoga!

Benefits: This pose is great for relieving sciatica, hip and low back pain. All you need is a chair. J

How to: Cross the right ankle on top of the left knee, keeping the right foot flexed to protect the knee. Sit nice and tall and take a deep breath. As you exhale, gently press the knee downward with your right hand. Relax your shoulders and breathe deeply while enjoying the nice opening in your right hip. To deepen this pose, lean the body forward, drawing your belly toward the stacked right shin. And be sure to even yourself out by stretching on the left side!

Think on this: Yoga doesn’t ask us to be flexible; it just asks us to be willing.