Do you believe your posture has suffered as a result of your lengthy work hours? We have the ideal answer for you! With these simple techniques, yoga practitioner Tanvi Mehra of Tangerine Arts Studio in Bandra, Mumbai demonstrates how to reduce tension and improve flexibility.
Here Are Few Tips For You To Get Fit While Sitting At Your Desk:
DUE TO THE NECK
Turns and twists
Tanvi instructs her students to stretch their necks toward their right shoulders while taking deep breaths and raising their right hands above their heads to rest on their left ears. Then do it again from the opposite side.
Repeat this three times, pausing between each stretch. Inhale as you flex your neck, and exhale as you straighten it out.
Any tension and stress that have built up in the neck from long hours of labour are immediately released by this exercise. This one is ideal for the lazy female because it is quick and simple.
DUE TO THE SHOULDERS
Sitting In Garudasana
“Try to unite the palms by wrapping your right arm around your left. Until your left foot encircles the calf, cross your left leg over your right. Make sure that your chin is parallel to the floor and that your elbows are in line with your sternum. You must maintain a straight neck throughout. Count slowly to 10 or hold each stretch for five long breaths.
With this exercise, you may relax stiff shoulders and improve blood flow to your upper back.
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FOR THE SPINE
Folded Forward With Support
Move your chair and utilise your desk to stretch and open up your spine, advises Tanvi. Walk backwards till your spine makes a level surface like a table top while placing your palms on the edge of the desk. Keep your neck in alignment with your spine and your hips over your feet.
This exercise is all you need if your posture has been a concern. It not only improves posture but also opens up the spine from the sacrum (the bottom of the spine) to the cervical region (the top of the spine), which reduces drowsiness practically immediately. No problem at all!
DUE TO THE HIPS
To release any tension up to the glutes, place your right foot on your left knee and shift your upper body to the other side. Count slowly to 10 or hold each stretch for five long breaths.
“This exercise is for you if you’ve been sitting in one location for too long and your hips are hurting. It will help you become more flexible and rapidly relieve stress.
DUE TO THE LEGS
Tanvi instructs her students to stand on the points of their toes and extend their entire bodies by raising their hands to the ceiling. Count slowly to 10 or hold each stretch for five long breaths.
Tadasana, the ultimate stretch, will relax every tight muscle in your body. Your legs, back, and entire chest will all feel stretched. It occupies the smallest amount of area and offers the most amount of benefit.