If you’re stuck in the world of cubicles, you know how damaging it can be to your body and overall health. The long hours sitting down with bad posture can wreak havoc on your muscles and joints, leading to muscle pain, back pain, and even constant headaches.
While switching careers isn’t always feasible, you can take steps now to reverse the damage by practising these five yoga poses regularly at home or the office.
They will ease muscle tension, improve circulation throughout your body, and help relieve pain that may be caused by being stuck in your chair all day long.
An important pose to undo the damage caused by sedentary jobs! It stretches the spine and opens up the chest. Moreover, it eases neck pain and headaches. To do Savasana, simply lie on your back with your feet splayed out and your arms at your sides. Close your eyes and focus on your breath.
2) Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
This yoga posture stretches your neck, spine, chest and hip muscles. Moreover, it eases muscle tension and improves the circulation of blood.
Start by lying flat on your back with your feet flat on the ground and your arms at your sides. Bend your knees and place your feet hip-width apart. Press into your feet and lift your hips off the ground, extending your chest and shoulders. Clasp your hands underneath your body and interlace your fingers.
Hold for five breaths.
3) Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
To do Matsyasana, or Fish Pose, start by lying on your back on a yoga mat with your legs extended in front of you and your arms by your sides.
Press your palms into the mat and slowly arch your back, bringing your head and shoulders off the ground.
Hold this position for a few deep breaths before releasing back to the starting position.
4) Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
Paschimottanasana is a seated forward bend that is said to be beneficial for stimulating the abdominal organs, improving digestion, and massaging the spine. This pose can also help to release tension in the back and shoulders.
5) Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Bhujangasana, or Cobra Pose, is a great way to reverse the damage caused by sitting at a desk all day.
This pose helps to open up the chest and shoulders, while also lengthening the spine.
Get on your stomach with your feet hip-width apart and your palms flat on the ground next to your shoulders.
Slowly begin to lift your head and chest off the ground, using your back muscles.
The Bottom Line:
So these are some yoga poses to undo the damage caused by your desk job. If you are looking to learn them, you can join our yoga studio group classes or introduce them to your employees, you can opt for our corporate wellness package that is specially created for busy people like you.