Yoga : Simple Stretches To Relieve Sitting Posture At the Office !

April 05 2021, O Comments

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​IN THE OFFICE...
Stretch the neck with simple stretches


Being stuck at a computer or smartphone screen all the time can take a serious toll on the neck - which is directly connected to the brain ! So it's essential to take regular breaks and stretch your neck during your workday.

>> Sit in a comfortable posture, but keep your back straight. Relax your shoulders and place both hands on the back of your head.

Gently push your hands back with your head as you resist with your hands. Tuck your chin in for emphasis and hold for up to five breaths.

This will strengthen your vertebrae.

In a second step, you can then relax your neck, releasing the left ear towards the left shoulder, and creating a slight pressure with the palm of your hand on the temple. Take a few long breaths and then release before doing the right side in the same way.

Stretching the shoulders with simple Gomukhasana (cow's head posture)

We tend to put too much weight on our shoulders. The sitting posture, which implies to keep the shoulders raised and tense, does not help anything more if we are constantly over a computer keyboard: a position which is far from being natural... It is therefore imperative to relax the shoulders.

>> In a comfortable sitting posture and with your back straight, bring your left hand between your shoulder blades. Bring the hand of the opposite arm to the outside of the elbow and press inward to stretch.

To go further, this time try to reach the left hand with the right hand. It is quite possible that, at first, the two hands will not touch.

You can then use a strap or a belt to bridge the gap between the two hands. Hold the posture while breathing deeply for a few moments and release.