I was eating my oatmeal for breakfast and thinking about how much I sit at my desk and write. I decided to Google search “Best Exercises To Do At Your Desk”.
I found a great article that listed random things I could do… one being the “Magic Carpet Ride”.
I don’t know if it was the oatmeal clogging my brain or the idea of being Aladdin at my desk, but I got so excited I did just as the instructions told me:
The “Magic Carpet Ride” works your core and arms.
- Sit in your chair with your legs crossed and your feet on the seat.
- Then place your hands on the armrests, suck in your gut and raise yourself a few inches above the seat, using your belly, muscles and hands.
- Hold for 10 to 20 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat five times.
This is where I hovered above my seat for 3 seconds, flipped the chair over and ended up rug burning my elbows.
So much for channeling my inner Aladdin. My Magic Carpet needs a tune up.