It’s so uncomfortable, sitting at your desk for eight hours straight. As it causes many serious health issues due to this sedentary lifestyle at the workplace. But just one hour of physical activity can improve your health. Sometimes it’s hard to squeeze that one hour in, with meetings, deadlines, and the pile-up of work. But performing yoga during work gives you drastic change not only in your body but also in your mind. Here are five yoga postures you can do at your desk, to get that blood flowing. It is recommended to stand up for a few minutes before and after each posture and space them out throughout the day.
Here are 3 yoga postures you can do at your desk suggested by Kayla (yoga teacher),
1.Seated Spinal Twist
- Sit with a straight back and both legs out in front of you.
- Cross your right foot to the outside of your left thigh and bring your left foot back to your right hip.
- Place your right fingertips behind you and hug your left knee into your chest.
- Inhale, sit up tall. Exhale, twist to the right from the base of your spine.
- To increase the intensity of the pose, bring your left elbow to the outside of your right knee and twist a little deeper.
- Hold the pose for 5 deep breaths, in and out through the nose.
- Come back to center on your last exhalation and switch sides.
Not only do seated spinal twists feel great they’re also super beneficial if you suffer from lower back pain, a common ailment for those with desk jobs. In yoga, twists are also believed to be good for your organs and can help aid digestion while also stimulating the liver and kidneys. I make a point to do a few spinal twists throughout the day, especially if I’ve been sitting at my desk for a while!
Crossing our legs while seated, especially when done on one side more than the other, can create imbalances in the hips and lower spine. Bring balance back with Chair Pigeon.
- sit in your chair, both feet flat on the floor.
- cross your right leg over the left at a 90-degree angle, keeping the foot flexed as to not place pressure on the knee.
- Maintain equal weight distributed between the sitting bones while staying in an upright seated position.
- You should feel a gentle to moderate stretch on the outermost part of the right thigh.
- Hold 5 to 10 breaths before switching sides.
This pigeon pose stretch will release hip tension caused by sitting.
3.Eagle Arms (garudasana)
On hectic days, eagle pose is great for relieving stress and calming the mind while also opening the shoulder joints. Be sure to take a few breaths in this pose.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” –The Bhagavad Gita
Yoga can improve your productivity and helps to achieve financial independence and can foster your early retirement.
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