Five desktop yoga poses for workaholics
It is essential to take regular breaks and stretch your body.
Dubai - No time for exercise? Try these yoga poses from your desk
Who doesn't like to stay fit and feel energetic?
But it comes at a cost. Your body needs some sort of a movement and physical activity to make you feel good. Our bodies are designed to be regularly active but many of us don't have the luxury as we are chained to our desk jobs.
If you are stuck with a desk job, it is essential to take regular breaks and stretch your body.
We bring to you five desktop yoga poses for workaholics:Desk scale: Hold on to the edge of your seat on either sides and try and lift yourself up. While doing so, engage your core as much as possible and make sure your neck is above your shoulders. Hold on to the pose for five breaths. Do this thrice everyday for best results!
Chair twist: Put your right leg on your left thigh. Touch your right knee with your left hand and turn to your back from the right side. Twist your body as much as possible with your left foot firmly planted on the ground. Repeat the process with your left leg to complete a round. Three rounds should be enough!
Backbend: Holding the edges of your table, bend backwards as much as possible. Do this carefully, and if you have back pain, don't push yourself much as this can lead to acute pain. Backbend is an important exercise for your posture, try and do this five times a day!
Cow face arms: Raise your right arm and reach out for your back. Take your left arm behind your back and aim to touch the right hand, if possible. Repeat the process with your left arm in order to complete a round. Three rounds would be enough.
Desktop stretches: Raise both arms and stretch as much as possible. Then turn to you your right, without compromising on your stretch. Make sure your body is in one line. The right side of your waist should be completely compressed while the left side should be fully stretched. Repeat the process on your left side to complete a round. Do this five times a day. Practising this regularly would help tone down your waist!
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