Office Yoga

Sitting at your desk for 8+ hours can lead to a sore lower back, stiff neck and tight hips. Office yoga to the rescue! Practicing these poses daily can help minimize discomfort, improve circulation and make it easier for you to focus:


Seated Backbend:
Being hunched over a computer screen isn’t doing your posture any favors. Relieve the tension by sitting up straight, taking a deep breath and reaching all the way to the ceiling. As you exhale, let your gaze slowly draw behind you and bend slightly from your upper back and chest. Hold for a few seconds, release and repeat as needed.
 
 
 
 Seated Twist:
Sitting for an extended period of time can lead to an achy back and poor digestion. Stretch your back by sitting in your chair with your spine tall and straight. Inhale and as you exhale, twist to one side from the bottom of your spine (more from your abdomen, less from your back) grabbing your armrest. Breathe here for a few seconds, and then repeat on the other side.
 
 

Wrist Release:
Extended keyboard time isn’t very kind to the wrists and forearms. Take a moment with each hand to bend your wrists in each direction. Press your fingertips toward the top of your arm and then switch. Bend each wrist in the opposite direction by pressing your fingertips toward the inside of your wrists. Give your wrists a good shake from side to side, then up and down.

 
Source: Huffington Post