In a busy world that we live today, working for long hours on the computer or sticking at one place and barely leaving during the break can have serious effects on our body and mind resulting in too much stress. The way we respond to them makes a significant impact on our health and YOGA at Workplace helps us in removing stress.
“The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,” explains Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood, California.
“Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,” says Nevins
Here are 3 easy desk yoga poses you can practice at the office.
Seated Crescent Moon Pose
Crescent Moon pose deeply stretches and opens the sides of the body and improves core body strength, balance and concentration. Begin by lifting your arms overhead, connect the palms and stretch your fingers wide.
Here’s a picture for you to understand better.
Wrist and Finger Stretches
Hand and finger exercises can help strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of motion, and give you pain relief. Whenever you find time, try to stretch only until you feel tightness. Make a gentle fist, wrapping your thumb across your fingers. You can also turn around your hands on neck to feel better.
Here’s a reference picture.
Chair Pigeon Pose
Pigeon Pose has both physical and mental health benefits. Physically, it stretches the hip flexors, opens gluteus minimus and maximus, and relaxes the piriformis and psoas muscles. Internally, it stimulates the abdominal organs and aids in digestion. Mentally, this pose challenges our ability to sit in uncomfortable situations.