Guide to Office Yoga

Guide to Office Yoga

We spend on an average 50% of our day travelling and in office. The remaining 50% is either for resting, spending time with family or anything else that we would want to do.
Exercising and working out may not top our list of priorities but that they are necessary is a fact which cannot be ignored.

So, why not exercise at a place where you stay put for your maximum active hours? Here are a few basic but effective Yoga moves which will solve the multiple purposes of keeping you fit, giving you a break from your office boredom and ward off the side effects of a sedentary life style.

Neck-o-Roll

  1. Take off your shoes before you start these because no kind of restriction should be there.
  2. Close your eyes lightly and drop your chin so that it comes closer to or touches your chest
  3. Circle your neck slowly (with your eyes closed) first in the anti-clockwise direction and then clockwise. Make sure that you can feel the stretch
  4. Do ensure that your shoulder remain straight while you perform this exercise
  5. Repeat it 3-4 times in both directions and you will be able to feel the relaxation

Back Stretch

  1. Bring both feet flat on the floor.
  2. Bring your hands to your knees.
  3. On an inhale, arch the back and look up toward the ceiling and feel your spine and most importantly the abdominal muscles stretching. Try to hold this position for as long as you can.
  4. On the exhale, just relax
  5. Repeat for five to ten breaths to start with and keep increasing over time.

Spiral Formations

  1. Turn so you are sitting sideways in your chair.
  2. Bring both feet flat on the floor.
  3. Sit straight and twist towards one of the sides. Make sure your legs are stationary and it is just the torso that moves. Repeat it for the
  4. Turn yourself 180 degrees so you are facing the opposite side of the chair to do the twist on the other side.

Wrist Stretch

  1. Well stand up straight and rest your palms on the table in front of you
  2. Turn your hands so that the inside edges of the hands face each other while the fingers face outside
  3. Lean away from your desk with your arms straight while flattening your palms as much as possible.
  4. Back off if you feel pain.

We are sure these would help, after all we make our head office team do it all the while!
Let us know how doing these exercises felt!