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Yoga Poses At Your Desk

Yoga Poses At Your Desk

As life gets harder, squeezing in workouts keeps getting tougher and tougher. But it’s not just absence of workout, but the whole lifestyle itself that is doing damage to our very beings. If you could do something to make your health better right from your desk, wouldn’t it be great? Well, here are five basic yoga poses that you can do at your desk without attracting weird looks:

  • Seated twist: Sitting upright with a straight spine, inhale. And then exhale while turning in seat from bottom of spine. This simple movement helps regulate blood flow at base of your back, the portion that bears major brunt from your sitting job.
  • Arm stretch: To give your arms much needed rest, hold them behind your back and stretch them as much as possible. Hold the pose for 25-30 seconds. You can do this while sitting or standing up. Repeat 3-4 times.
  • Chair lower back stretch: Push your chair back with hands on top of the desk so that just finger tips touch the top. Put your head between the arms and push yourself forward as much as possible. This helps undo the pain inflicted with the continuous sitting posture.
  • Wrist release: Press fingers of one hand upwards towards the arm with the other hand. Then bend them in the other direction, pushing them towards inside of the wrist. To complete it off, give the wrist a good shake to release any knots. Repeat with the second wrist.
  • Scale Pose: While sitting on a chair, place your hands firmly on the edges of the chair to your sides. Now, lift your body by pressing your hands down on the chair. Slowly raise your legs, as well and keep them straight in midair. Use your stomach muscles to keep your balance upright. Stay in that position for a while and take deep breaths. Repeat for 2-3 times.

Though basic and seemingly simple, incorporating these simple yoga poses in your daily routine can give you a lot of freedom from latent pain that your lifestyle could be inflicting upon you.