“A human is not a being; he is becoming. He is an ongoing process – a possibility. For this possibility to be made use of, there is a whole system of understanding the mechanics of how this life functions and what we can do with it, which we refer to as yoga.” – SadhGuru.
Since the last year, our life has taken a major shift. Our lifestyle, our activity, and the way we lived our lives have all changed overnight. From every day, wake-up for office routine has now before wake-up and sit in front of your laptop schedule. Our movement is now restricted to the four walls of our home. Thus, with so many restrictions and changes, it is essential to take care of our body more than ever. Our metabolism depends on the activities we do, and if our activities become negligible, then it will not only affect the way you look but also the way you feel.
Yoga calms the mind and brings joy to your tired soul. Show yourself some love and care with our desktop yoga poses, designed especially for those who sit in front of their workstations for hours. You will only take 10-15 minutes to complete these nine yoga poses. Try them and improve your health and mind.
While we know that you are juggling between work and homework, and we completely understand the challenges of handling both at the same time thus, we bring to you some easy desktop yoga poses that can be done between your work breaks. The best part of this yoga technique is that you can sit on your chair and do this multiple times.
While you work, take out some time for yourself. Practice these nine yoga poses. These desktop yoga poses are designed to relax your back and neck muscles.
Are You Excited? Let’s Begin.
Sit back, relax on your chair and breathe normally. Inhale and gently turn your head to the right, now come back to the normal position and exhale. Next, inhale and turn to your left, come back to your normal position and exhale. Repeat this at least 5-6 times.
Inhale and drop your head to the right. Now feel the stretch on your neck muscles. Come back to the normal position. Repeat this to the left and do this exercise 5-6 times. This pose will help you energize yourself and relax your tired neck muscles.
Once again, inhale and drop your head to the back. Feel the stretch at the back of the neck. Drop your head to the front and exhale. Repeat this exercise 5-6 times.
Inhale and rotate your head slowly in a clockwise direction. Repeat it 4-5 times. Now inhale and rotate anti-clockwise. This pose will help your release your stress and feel relaxed and calm.
Inhale and stretch your arms outwards, make a fist, and open. Once again, make a fist and open. Now rotate the first in the clockwise direction, then in the anti-clockwise direction.
Inhale and lift your right leg and rotate your feet first clockwise and then anti-clockwise. Repeat this with your left leg. Feel the rush of blood in your ankle and relax the tension from your legs.
Lift both your arms in the sky and bring them to the namaste position. Gently lean to the right side and take 2-3 deep breaths. Now return to the centre. Repeat this to the left. Continue this exercise 5-6 times. This exercise will help you to boost your concentration.
Sit comfortably with your feet on the ground. Now lift yourself with your knees, bend, and keep your hands straight. Now sit back slowly. Repeat this exercise 5 times. This pose will help your glute muscles to relax.
Sit a little forward with your hands behind the chair. Take the support of the chair and lift your chest and your head upwards. Remain there for 10-15 seconds. Now slowly come back to the normal sitting position and keep your eyes close for 2 minutes. Let your mind clear and, keep observing your breaths.
The Yoga Benefit:
“We do yoga to make life more beautiful, to stop misery from entering our world.”
-Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
No time is the biggest excuse we give ourselves, but with these nine yoga poses, you can unwind your tired mind, body, and soul. These desktop exercises are curated keeping in mind our busy and modern lifestyle. For best results, perform these poses twice a day and rejuvenate yourself daily.