5 Yoga Poses Every Office Worker Needs To Do

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5 Yoga Poses Every Office Worker Needs To Do

Is your life busy for the past few days, weeks, months or should I say every day? Feel so stressed and exhausted with the telephone rings, paper works, photocopier sound, clicking on mouse and keyboard.
As an office worker, How many hours do you spend sitting a desk per day? Hmm... I bet you've been locked into computer work for hours, all day without taking breaks. Since many of us spend too much of our day sat a desk which isn't conducive to a healthy lifestyle, I have gathered some list of yoga poses that can be easily performed at your desk or in your office.
This is gonna be a healthier and more productive office day so let's start!

 

Seated Cat-Cow Pose
Seated Cat-Cow Pose helps you improve your posture and balance which is good for lower back pain, held tension from hips to neck and a general stress reliever while sitting at your desk.

Here's how to do it:

1. Sit on the edge of your chair
2. place feet hip distance apart
3. Rest hands on upper thighs and relax shoulders
4. Inhale while you arch your spine and exhale while you hollow out
5. Lift your breastbone forward and up and allow your head and neck to lengthen out and back, coming into the Cow backbend.
6. As you continue to exhale, allow your middle back to move back as well and drop your chin toward your chest, coming into the Cat forward bend.
 
Seated Twist
Seated twist helps in increasing the flexibility of spine and back while stretching the shoulders and chest. Alleviate the stiffness of neck, shoulders and upper back. It gives a good massage to the abdominals, thus aiding digestion.

Precautions - Avoid if you have slipped discs in the back.

How to do it:
1. Press one hand on the opposite thigh
2. Press the opposite hand on the back of the chair
3. Keep exhaling as you twist by your upper body towards the right and look over your right shoulder, now simply twist and release your upper body 3 to 5 times. You can repeat the same for your other side.
 
Seated Eagle Wrap
In Seated Eagle Pose, it makes your ankles, calves, thighs and feet stronger. It builds focus and improves balance, develops circulation and digestion, stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands and most especially improves willpower.

1. Wrap one arm under the other
2. Press your hands together in the prayer position
3. Push your arms up away from your face
 
Seated High Altar 
Seated High Altar pose helps you release the stress and tension out for your neck and shoulders and to loosen upper arm and chest muscles.

How to do it:
1. Interlace fingers and lift your arms over your head
2.Bend to one side of your body to feel a stretch in your ribs
3. Repeat both sides
 
Seated Cow Face Arms
Seated Cow Face Arms Pose is a key pose to strengthen your core, deep stretch of hips, ankles, thighs, shoulders, armpit, chest, deltoid and triceps. 

1. Place one arm over your head
2. Push another arm behind your back
3. Repeat on both sides

 

I am sure we can all agree that sitting at a desk for long period of time is draining. So there you go, five easy to do and feel-good poses to fight desk tension for you to have at least a well-deserved moment for yourself.
These quick poses will not just alleviate stress and tension in your body but will also help calm and refocus your mind to be more productive at your job.
I hope you find these poses effective that you can do right at your desk with a short break from sitting for hours. 

Have a break and Let these poses refresh your mind, body, and spirit.


Much Love,
Gladys D.♥
Yogi
Upkeepyoga

 

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