Nowadays, people spend a lot of time sitting on their desks for work. Too much time, in fact, that it’s starting to be unhealthy. Fortunately, it’s easy to turn this around. Even while you’re at work, you can perform some yoga poses to give your body a good stretch.
Place your feet flat on the floor. Then inhale while arching your back and pushing your shoulders down. As you exhale, move your head and shoulders forward. Also, scoop your stomach in and round out your spine.
Sit on your chair’s edge, press your knees together, and keep your back straight. Breathe in and lengthen your spine. As you breathe out, twist to one side. Place one hand on the outside of your knee and the other at the back of your chair. Take a few deep breaths then release. Repeat on the other side.
Desk upward dog
Place your arms on the desk and gently lower your upper body. Then as you inhale, stretch up, tilt your head back, and point your toes. Hold this position for a few breaths then repeat.
Standing thigh stretch
With feet flat on the floor, stand in front of the desk. Place one hand on the desk, raise one leg behind you, and grasp your foot with the other hand. Hold for a few seconds then repeat with the other leg.
First, bend your wrists in both directions. Then, do a cactus pose and shake your wrists out to release any tension. Shake from side to side then up and down.