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Blake Lively Advocates for Afternoon Office Yoga

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Here's a bold proposition courtesy of Blake Lively's lifestyle site Preserve: Why grab an afternoon coffee when you can do yoga in the office instead? Preserve asked Sophie Leininger, the founder of a yoga brand sold on the site, for step-by-step instructions on how to introduce daily yoga to your office routine.

First, rally everyone you work with to join your cause, because one person doing office yoga alone is just plain awkward. Then, just mix it into your normal afternoon grind. "People can stop by and do a couple poses on their way back from the bathroom and just get a little energy, get the oxygen flowing," Leininger suggests. She gives a rundown of office-appropriate yoga stretches, recommending employees to end on an especially vulnerable note. "I'd recommend the 'happy baby' pose for the end, once everyone is in that state and on the floor rolling around and giggling," Leininger said. "I think a collective laugh out of everyone is a good thing in the office." It probably is. But then again, so is sitting upright when your boss walks by.