Yoga asanas can help you live a healthy and fit life, but you must practise it consistently. At least one hour of deep meditation per day can make a big difference in your body.
Yoga is very important for the physical and mental development of the body, but due to irregular sleeping schedules and an unbalanced work-life, individuals don’t have much time to practise yoga or focus on their body, and doing regular desk jobs for more than 8 hours per day can result in backaches, shoulder and neck pains, and a stiff body, which can lead to serious health issues in the future.
So here are the Top 5 Asanas that an individual can perform at their workplace to relieve their stress, reduce body aches and energize their body for a fit and healthy lifestyle:
Savasana, helps the body to relax and the mind to get fresh after a long working day, just sit with your back straight, put your hands on your thighs, close your eyes and take deep breaths and let your body absorb all the positivity of this asana.
Sitting for a long duration causes an imbalance in your hip and the lower spine area, to get rid of that ‘Chair Pigeon’ pose can help. Simply put your left ankle on your right knee, with your back straight and sit tall, make sure your ankle and the knee, are in a straight line. Take deep breaths 7-10 times. To intensify the exercise (if you can), just bend forward a bit while you inhale and exhale in the Chair Pigeon position.
Wrist and Finger Stretches
After long working hours in front of the computer, some stretches can help ease up the stiffness, this is by far, the easiest and most relaxing exercise. One simply needs to stretch his arms in front and make a fist of it, revolve the fist in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. You can also move the arms out and move your palms in an upward and downward direction to ease up the tension on your hands, fingers and wrist. This exercise can be performed after every 2-3 hours.
Sitting on a chair for a long duration can create back aches and neck pains, to get relief from that stress ‘The Seated Cat Cow’ position can help. Simply put your hands on your thighs, with your chin up to the ceiling (if possible) or one can look parallel to the ground level, with your back straight, ensure you must not take support of the chair. As you exhale, round your back, pull your abdominals into your spine and tuck your chin under your stomach and be as round as your upper back can be. Try to touch your toes while extending your hands towards the ground. This is called the cat pose.
As you inhale, go back to the position where you started, with your back straight and chin up to the ceiling and allow your belly to move forward. This is called the cow pose.
Inhale-exhale 10-12 times after every 3-5 hours to relax your back and neck.
The classic tadasana, which anyone can do while seated in a chair. Raise your hands over your head, keeping your elbows close to your ears, and stretch your hands as far as you can, drawing your thumbs towards the back of your head. Take deep breaths 3-5 times while keeping your legs under your hips and your back straight. This asana relaxes the muscles in the arms and shoulders that become tense after spending a long time in front of a computer.
Consistently performing these asanas at your workplace will help you relieve stress and create a physically and mentally fit physique.