5 Yoga Poses You Can Do At Your Desk
We are in an age of modern technology, our life and work depends on it. We have evolved ourselves to do more with little efforts. For most of us our heavy field work has turned into 8 am to 5 PM office desk jobs, where physical activity is almost zero. Sitting at one place for longer period can cause serious health issues like back pain and repetitive stress injuries. You must do something to save yourself, these 5 yoga poses you can do at your desk to relieve stress, increase productivity, and most importantly, make you feel better.
1) EAGLE Arms
This pose was derived from eagle. Parallel to the floor, take your arms out to either side.
Now bring your arms in the front, cross your right arm over the left arm such that your palms touch each other. After this lift the elbows maintaining your back straight. Repeat with the left arm over the right.
2) Spinal Twist
This seated spinal twist is adapted from lord of fish pose. To do this you need to be seated on your chair sideways. Once you are seated bring both of your feet flat on the floor. After this twist to the back of the chair, while holding your back with both hands. That’s it now you have to repeat with other side.
3) Neck Rolls
Neck Rolls is very simple and very easy yoga pose to do, begin to rotate your neck slowly, right ear to the right shoulder and then head back, then the left ear to the left shoulder. Remember to keep your shoulder relaxes and do not try to hurry your neck rotation.
4) Cat-Cow Stretch
Cat-Cow Stretch yoga pose is adapted from cat and cow stretch. Bring your feet flat on the floor. Now put both your hand on your knees. Once you put your hand on your knees inhale, arch the back looking upwards to the ceiling. Slowly exhale out, rounding the spine, falling you head in the forward direction.
5) Wrist Stretch
Wrist Stretch pose is done by standing up. Turn your hands in such a manner that your wrists faces opposite to your stomach and fingers facing towards you. Now lean in towards the wrists and try to flatten your palms as much as possible. When you feel pain stop it and return to your original position. Do this for 5 minutes.
There are other yoga poses that you can do at your desks like “ standing pigeon” which is adapted from pigeon, “seated forward bend” similar to “standing forward bend” but in this case you are sitting on your chair “Seated Mountain Pose” and “Standing Forward Fold with a Chair”.
These yoga poses benefits a lot reliving your stress, controlling blood pressure, reduces back pain, even helps you do some physical activity instead of just sitting motionless gazing at your desktop.