International Yoga Day 2018: Office is ruining your health? Well, Yoga is your rescue point

Did you know that you can beat the blues by just practising some yoga at your desk, without even hitting the mat? So this Yoga Day, take a pledge to stay healthy and stay strong.

Office routine can be really monotonous. Tucking your bag at 9 and sulking on your chair for the rest of the day and the evening. But by the time you realize that it is only the stress that been building up there is something going wrong with your body as well. Well, the sudden mood swings you trough, the major pain you suffer are all because you keep sitting throughout the day, deteriorating your health. But did you know that you can beat the blues by just practising some yoga at your desk, without even hitting the mat? So this Yoga Day, take a pledge to beat the blues with health.

These are the Yoga poses you can try for a healthy office routine

Crescent Moon Pose while you’re seated

This one is easy, lift your arms overhead and stretch your fingers wide. Lean to the right, taking 2 to 3 deep breaths. Repeat on the left side for another 2 to 3 deep breaths.

Chair Pigeon Pose

Relax your hips and back bone with this, while seated in your chair keep your feet flat on the floor, cross your right leg over the left at a 90-degree angle, keeping the foot flexed not placing any pressure on the knee. Maintain equal weight distributed between the sitting bones while staying in an upright seated position.

Stretch your wrist and palm

Extend yours arms to the sides or overhead and draw 5 to 10 circles inward and outward through the wrists. Then, quickly spread the fingers and close the fists, repeating this 5 to 10 times .

Place the hands one on your desk, palms facing up and fingers towards you, putting gentle pressure to counter stretch the wrist and the forearm. Alternatively, you may stretch each arm out and bend the wrist inward outward, counter stretching with your other hand. Hold each side 5 to 10 breaths.

Plank Pose on the desk

No, we don’t mean like ON the desk, but use the desk your support. Place your hands at shoulder width apart on the desk edge. Step back until your feet are directly under your hips creating a pleasant strech for your spine. Hold for 5 to 10 breaths and you’re good to go.

Desk Chaturanga

To simplify it, call it yoga pushups. This will make you feel relax throughout the day and help you have a good stretch. Repeat 8 to 12 times, and you will be sorted throughout the day.

So happy Yoga Day, stay healthy and stay happy!

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