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Workplace Wellness: Work Your Core Muscles While Sitting at Your Desk

Sitting for prolonged periods can cause bad postural habits, muscle imbalances, tightness and dysfunction.

The goal of mindful movement is to encourage the opposite: to re-balance the muscles around each joint and restore the body to an optimal level of postural stability and functional mobility.

The Sitting Cushion is a handy and portable prop that introduces a bit of instability and movement into your daily routine.

This inflatable cushion has two surfaces, one flat and one textured, to stimulate the superficial tissues and improve blood flow in the glutes and posterior thigh muscles. By sitting on an unstable surface, you bring more awareness to your posture, and can subtly challenge your core as you work.

In this video, Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer Sarah Jarvis demonstrates a few movements that you can do at your desk while sitting on the Stability Cushion to open the hips, mobilize the pelvis and lumbar spine, and activate the core.

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