A recent article, Desk Yoga to Improve Your Posture by Lisa Evans, describes how poor body posture can cause muscle and joint pain. Accordingly, this pain can adversely affect your efficiency at work. On the contrary, good posture keeps you fit and actually increases your productivity.
Here’s how to improve your posture with Desk Yoga
- Seated Spinal Twist
Start this pose by planting your feet firmly on the floor and stretch your back in line with your tailbone. Then, cross your right leg over your left and twist from the lower belly towards the top leg. These movements allow the upper body to relax and releases back tension. Try and hold each pose for at least 30 seconds.
- Forward Bend
Begin the Forward Bend position by sitting towards the edge of your chair and plant your feet slightly wider than your hips; your shoulders should fit between your knees. For those with less flexibility, lean forward, resting your forearms on your knees and stretch the spine into a half-forward bend. The Forward Bend brings fresh oxygen to the brain and relieves tension in your spine.
- Hands Alive
During Hands Alive, you should sit tall and push your sit bones into a chair. Try visualizing a string attached to the top of your head that gently lifts the crown up. As you do these movements, Inhale and raise your arms towards the ceiling with your palms facing each other. Finally, spread your fingers wide, and then close them into fists six times. Keep your spine long and make sure your rib cage isn’t jutting out. Exhale and bring your hands down. This pose relieves mild anxiety and improves blood circulation.
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