Companies are spending millions of dollars to understand and implement ergonomics. The attempt is to design workplace in such a way as to improve efficiency. A number of them are introducing a culture where employees while sitting on their desks can perform stretch exercises to keep the workforce healthy. Work culture is becoming more and more sedentary. So while you are focusing on the work, that sedentary posture can cause many damages to the body. A common concern is accumulating unnecessary fat. Also, a quick physical exercise can break the monotony of work, improve circulation and make you refocus on work with a fresh mind. Calming the mind and relieving stress are other benefits.
Here is a list of some Yoga asanas which can be performed easily at your desk.
- Sitting Tadasana
This is one of the basic poses which everyone will practice during their Yoga lessons. All other poses start from this pose and this pose when practiced regularly can calm your mind. This posture can help you in making your back and spine muscles flexible. It also helps you in deep relaxation and improves concentration.
Sit on the chair comfortably and raise both your hands high in the air. If need be you can also spread your fingers but keeping the elbow straight. This asana is known to relax the tension accumulated in the shoulder muscle.
- Desk Plank Pose
This is one of the best postures that can be done while you are at work but you must make sure that you aren’t applying too much pressure on the desks especially if they are mobile. If the desks are stationary then, you can quickly start performing the desk plank pose, which will relax your back, hamstring, and thigh muscles. Along with the legs, your arms muscles would get relaxed when you perform this asana.
- Chair pigeon pose
Another easy posture, all you have to do is cross your legs at a 90-degree angle by placing your foot firmly on the ground. Feel the stretch in the thigh and hip areas as you do this asana. This asana is extremely beneficial for those who sit for long hours with their legs crossed. This asana can help you quickly relax the hip muscles by relieving you from stress accumulated in those areas. Along with this, this pose is also known to stimulate the internal organs too.
So don’t just look deep into your phones and laptops, take 15 minutes break before lunch and after lunch to do these easy stretches and see the difference. All we can assure is you would be able to enjoy your work like never before.