Stretches At The Office – Periscope Replay

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Sitting at your desk can close up your body, your energy levels drop and your body feels stiff.

In this video I will show you 3 stretches you can do while sitting at your desk. There are many stretches out there, but there is no point knowing many and doing none . Let’s do these 3 first.

  1. Fingers and wrists

Stretch each finger at a time. No need to hold it for a certain amount of time, go with how you feel. I feel I just need to give them a quick stretch. Do the same with the wrists.

Don’t force until they make noises, until the “crack”, that’s not the point.

  1. Sides of body

It is enough to lead to one side and gently pull the hand on top. When you come out of the stretch make sure to always tense your abdominal muscles so you don’t use your lower back to bring your body upright.

  1. Chest and shoulders

Interlock your fingers at the back and lift the arms. Chest proud and breathe normally.


These are the 3 upper body stretches. Simple and fast.

If you’d like to learn even more stretches contact me.

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Alexandra Merisoiu
Alexandra Merisoiu, The Body Engineer, is the Founder of The Merisoiu Technique - Institute Of Health And Human Movement and Dracula’s Retreat. She is also a qualified Low Back Pain Management and Prevention Exercise Instructor and REPS registered .

She specialises in working with runners, beginners and advanced, who want to run faster, further, with less effort and fewer injuries. This is done through natural movement fitness and running technique and mechanics.

Since 1995 she has explored how the body and mind works. She has done this through using many different sporting techniques and working with a wide variety of highly respected coaches. She is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, runs her own Karate club and is IJKA 2017 triple World Champion, 2016 WMO Martial Arts British National and European Champion. She still competes at an international level.

It is through these learnings, and drawing inspiration from respected natural movement names such as MovNat, IdoPortal and POSE Method of running among many other that she has created The Merisoiu Technique and has established her own unique transformational programs that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with Natural Human Movement.

Alexandra’s mission is to challenge the status quo of how to achieve the truly strong, fit and powerful body a runner needs to perform at their best level. This is done through building strong, lasting foundations in the natural outdoor environment; reducing the risk of injuries and educating people on the power of the fundamentals of Natural Human Movement and Martial Arts Wisdom.

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