In today’s fast moving world the only thing which people do not have is time. Especially working men and women hardly get any time to work out or exercise. Most of their precious time is spent in the office and the rest is spent looking after the kids and and on other chores.
For such busy people work-desk is the best place where they can practise some easy and effective yoga exercises. The high pressure jobs and long sitting hours are taking a toll on everyone’s health. Thus, this is the right time to convert our work desk into an exercising venue and devote a few minutes to exercise our muscles.
Reasons For Stress At Workplace
Usually the office and workplace areas are closed from all sides. There is no proper ventilation and if they are air-conditioned then there is no fresh air.
This has a negative effect on our health as there is no fresh supply of oxygen in the office. This can cause stress and negative thoughts might start creeping in our mind. These negative thoughts give rise to stress.
5 Effective Yoga Exercises To Do At Your Desk
In order to do these exercises sit on a chair or stool without armrest, so that the shoulder or hand movement is not restricted by the armrests. Keep your hands straight in front of your chest and fold them inwards so that the fingers touch your shoulders.
Now start rotating your shoulders in this folded manner ten times in clockwise direction and repeat ten times in anti-clockwise direction. Now open your hands and relax. This will relax your shoulder and neck muscles at the back.
Shoulder Lift And Squeeze
Now sit on a chair or stool and leave your hands open with the back absolutely straight. Now inhale and while exhaling raise both your shoulders upwards as much as you can, stay in this position for five seconds and then while exhaling bring the shoulders downwards in normal position. Repeat it ten times in a day.
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
Sit straight on the chair and bring both the hands at the back of your backbone and hold the palms together so that the fingers of both the hands intertwine. While keeping your elbow straight bring both the palms inwards and outwards for five times and then get back to normal position.
Since the neck muscles help in keeping our head straight and balanced it is most important to relax them. Just rotating your head in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction ten times each will help in relieving neck pain.
Upper Back Stretch
First sit straight and now interlace the fingers of both the hands and bring them near the knees in such a way that they are aligned. Now while inhaling, pull the whole body backwards and the palms should be pulled in opposite direction. Now while inhaling get back to normal position and start reducing the pull of the body and the hands.