Are you someone who works a desk job or sits for hours together? Well, you have come to the right place! Today, I’m talking about desk yoga, focused on relieving any tension and muscle tightness caused by sitting for too long.
1. WRIST ROLL
This is a vital stretch to practice to avoid any wrist pain or discomfort. Over time this pain progresses to injuries like carpal tunnel. Start by rolling your wrists in circles both anti-clockwise and clockwise. Repeat both motions 5 times.
2. NECK EXTENSION
This posture works on your neck muscles and as well the muscles around your ribs. As you raise your arms, inhale and look up and as you bring you hands back down, exhale and bring your chin as close to your neck. You can also rotate your neck in circles both anti-clockwise and clockwise.
3. SITTING TWISTS
You can either do this pose sitting on the ground or on your seat itself. This pose focuses on relieving tension along your lower back. It also subconsciously reminds your body to maintain that length in your spine.
4. HIP FLEXOR STRETCHES
This pose is crucial to stretch out your hip flexors. Sitting for long periods of time tightens the muscles around the front of your hip bones causing lower back and postural problems. In this pose, place your arms on top of the bent knee in front of you and keep your knee stacked over your ankle.
5. SIDE STRETCH
You can choose to incorporate this side stretch while in your lunge or while standing up (as shown in the video below). Your main focus here is to relieve tension along the sides of your body, targeting muscles around your ribs and the sides of your hips.
I’ve also linked a quick video below on how to go about flowing through these stretches.
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- Voiceover – Karen Hale
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