Fitness at work : Easy yoga poses you can do while standing or sitting
With the sedentary lifestyle becoming a norm of our times, doing yoga or exercise just in the morning, or after work doesn’t cut it. To combat the harmful effects of being seated for long hours, office yoga can help relieve your pains and ac
- Sitting in a chair for long periods of time can cause strain on your spine.
- Sedentary lifestyle also affects your upper back, lower back and neck.
- Practicing only a few minutes of yoga at regular intervals in office hours can provide relief.
Sit sideways on your chair. Keep both feet flat on the floor. Twist to the back of the chair while holding the chair with both hands. Hold it there for two counts before you relax and repeat with other side.
Hand open and close
Close your hand into a fist and then open your hand wide. Do 10 to 20 reps.
Clockwise and anti-clockwise
Extend both your arms out and rotate them closewise and anti-clockwise. Bring down your arms and put your palms on your thighs and roll your shoulders.
Sit on a chair, bring your right ankle to rest on your left thigh, keeping the knee in line with your ankle as much as possible. Stay in those pose for three to five breaths. You may forward bend to intensify the stretch if you like. Repeat with the left leg up.
Chair raised hands pose
On an inhalation, entwine left hand’s fingers with your right hand’s and raise your arms toward the ceiling. Allow your shoulder blades to slide down your back as you reach upwards with your fingertips. Anchor your sit bones in your chair seat and reach up from there.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Aug 21, 2017
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