09 Oct 2019
Five simple Yoga exercises you can perform at work
Stuck in a desk job? You are not alone.
However, it means that you probably don't get enough time to take care of your health.
Sitting for long number of hours can cause digestive problems, pain in neck, shoulder and back, obesity-induced problems, and other health issues.
To help you, here are five simple Yoga exercises you can perform right at your work desk.
Seated Twist: For improved posture and better digestion
To perform the Seated twist, sit straight in your chair and inhale.
Now, during the exhale, twist to one side from the bottom of your spine, while grabbing your armrest.
Hold the position for 5-10 breaths. Then, repeat on the other side.
This simple exercise can help improve your posture, relieve back pain and improve digestive health.
Forward Fold: For enhanced balance and flexibility
Start by standing up straight. Then, fold your upper body forward.
Let your shoulders and head hang down. Hold the position for 5-10 breaths.
Slowly stand up straight. Take a few deep breaths, then repeat the motion.
Performing this exercise regularly at work will help decompress your neck and shoulders, improve your balance and enhance flexibility.
Hamstring stretch: To release tension in the legs
Sitting on the edge of your chair, put your heel on your desk or another chair. Next, sit up straight and then bend forward.
Hold the position for 5-10 breaths. Repeat on the other side.
Doing this easy exercise at work regularly is known to help release tension in the legs and also help improve flexibility.
Cow Face Arms: Better core strength, relief in shoulders
To perform this stretch, sit straight in your chair.
Then bring your right arm behind your back and left arm behind your head.
Clasp your fingers. Hold the position for 5-10 breaths, before switching arms.
Perform this exercise regularly during work breaks for improved posture, better core strength and relief in your shoulders and surrounding areas.
Seated Forward Bend: To reduce back pain
Sitting straight in your chair, place arms behind your lower back, interlacing your fingers.
Bend forward from your waist, bringing your hands over your back.
Hold the position for 5-10 breaths.
Performing this exercise will help release tension in the back and shoulders, relieve back pain, and improve posture and flexibility.
So, next time you feel work is killing your fitness, try these exercises.