6 Desk Yoga Poses: For home or office workers needing some relaxation.
It'll come as no surprise that sitting for more than 8+ hours a day isn't good for your posture or health. We’ve pulled together some of the best desk yoga postures you can do in between meetings, on your coffee or lunch break.
With many workplaces now adopting flexible home working, it's the perfect opportunity for you to fit some daily desk yoga into your working day, without getting weird looks from your colleagues.
So take 5, have a stretch, and enjoy…
Cat & Cow
Interlace your hands in front of you, pushing away and letting the head drop between your arms. Imagine your shoulder blades are pulling apart from one another, round your spine and as you exhale release your hands and puff the chest out as you now bring the shoulders together. Repeat with the breath to your own rhythm.
Sitting up straight, bend the arms as you bring one elbow into the other and wrap the arm around each other - holding onto the palm to close the bind. Breathe here. If you wish to deepen the stretch, lift the elbows and hands up. Repeat on the other side.
Sitting up straight, make sure both feet are resting fully on the floor wrap one arm around your back as you use the other arm to pull yourself around to look over the shoulder of the arm around your back. Repeat on the other side.
Cow face arms
Sitting up straight, bring one arm up and over the head, bend at the elbow as you start to reach down your back. Now, with the other arm, bend and start to bring it around the bottom of your back and work its way up to meet the other hand. Repeat on the other side.
Stand up with a soft bend in the knees (do not lock your joints), slowly lower yourself down to meet your knees or feet. Relax into the pose and imagine your tummy touching your thighs to help lengthen your spine.
Now, interlace your fingers behind the back of your neck to create space between your head and shoulders.
Seated crescent moon pose
Sitting up straight, reach for the sky with both your fingertips meeting at the top. Gently lean to the left and right, keeping your hands together, you’ll feel the stretch running down each side.
Feeling relaxed and energised? We hope so! Repeating these a few times a week or daily during your break can help your overall health, so keep note or save this blog for later.