International Yoga Day -2023

20 Jun, 2023
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I Bend, so I Don’t Break!

“Yoga is a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.”

---- Allan Lokos

Today is International Yoga Day. And what better time than this to discuss the importance of health and fitness. A healthy workforce leads to higher productivity and lower employee absenteeism. Yoga at desk is ideal for anyone who spends a lot of their time working at a computer or in a cubicle. Working at a desk for eight or more hours a day can be quite taxing on our bodies. Extended sitting not only carries long-term health dangers, but it may also make you stiff, achy, and unpleasant in a matter of hours. The good news is that yoga can be helpful. By introducing a few yoga postures into your regular work routine, you may stretch out the muscles that become stiff and uncomfortable from all that sitting. Find out how:

  • Neck Rolls- Let your chin drop down to your chest. Slowly circle your neck. Perform three to five rolls.
  • Cat-Cow Stretch- Place both feet flat on the floor. Bring your hands to your knees. On an inhalation, arch the back and gaze up at the ceiling. Exhale by rounding the spine and allow your head to drop forward. Repeat for three to five breaths.
  • Eagle seated- Place your right leg over your left leg and cross it over. Bring your arms forward, crossing your left arm across your right and touching your palms.Lift your elbows while your shoulders slide down your back .
  • Wrist Flexion- Turn your hands so that the insides of your wrists face your computer and your fingers face the edge of the desk.Lean away from your desk, keeping your arms straight and palms as flat as possible.
  • Pigeon in Pose- Get to your feet. Place your right shin parallel to the edge of your desk. Bend your right leg forward, hinging at the hips. Continue with the opposite leg.

Let us know if any of this helps you relax at work. You can DM us with your feedback.

Wishing you all Happy International Yoga Day.

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