De-stress yourself at workplace with yoga
Making office yoga exercises a part of your routine can work wonders as they wipe away body pain, fatigue and tension and increase overall muscle...
Making office yoga exercises a part of your routine can work wonders as they wipe away body pain, fatigue and tension and increase overall muscle strength and flexibility, keeping you fresh and revitalized through the day. The exercises don’t demand much time, and can be done in spurts throughout the day, sparing you from unnecessary discomfort in the long run. Here are a few office yoga exercises you could try for a start.
Neck Roll- Close your eyes and let your chin drop down to your chest. Begin the circular motion of your neck slowly, by moving the right ear to the right shoulder, taking the head backwards and then bringing the left ear to the left shoulder.Keep your shoulders loose and relax. Rotate your neck 3-5 times and then switch directions.
Cow Stretch- Keep your feet on the floor and bring both hands on your knees. While inhaling, stretch your back backwards and look towards the ceiling and while exhaling, stretch your back forward and drop your head forward. Repeat this exercise for 3-5 breaths. Seated Forward Bend- Push your chair away from your desk and keep your feet flat on the floor.
Take your arms behind the lower back, keep your back straight and interlace your fingers behind your back. Bending forward from the waist, bring your interlaced hands over your back. Rest your chest on your thighs and relax your neck.
Eagle Arms- Stretch your arms straight in front of your body and parallel to the floor. Cross your right arm over the left (bend your arm slightly at the elbow if needed).
Bring both palms together and lift both elbows. The shoulders slide down your back. Repeat this exercise with the left arm over the right. Seated Spinal Twist- Sit sideways in your chair and place your feet flat on the floor. Holding the back of the chair with both hands, twist your waist to the right towards the back of the chair. Turn to the other side.
Repeat this exercise a few more times. Temple Rub- Keep your elbows on your desk and place your hands on your temples. With small circular motions gently rub your temples first clockwise and then anti-clockwise. Do this for 10 – 15 long deep breaths.