Employees, and above all women, have a number of other responsibilities in their private lives, and do not have much time to exercise and relax. They often spend the entire day in front of the computer. Computers, artificial lighting, sitting for prolonged periods of time create stress. Exposure to great stress, in time leads to poor physical and mental health. Then life begins to sour and our goals and visions disappear from our mind. Office yoga therapy exercises can provide much relief and give you the tools to maintain your health and wellbeing.
Keep fit with office yoga therapy
Sitting by the computer for 8 hours, which has become inevitable when it comes to doing business in the modern age, can cause serious problems with the spine and general well-being of the body. We all can benefit from becoming aware of the ned to have a digital detox, not just our children. Many people go from one screen to the next, the computer to the phone, phone to the TV. This constant supply of push technologies keep the body locked into one sedentary position. However, we often can’t afford to do this because of work and other obligations that tie us to our technologies.
Simple yoga therapy chair exercises
If you have a job that binds you to a chair in front of a monitor for 8 or more hours, introduce simple “yoga therapy chair exercises” exercises that you will do at least 2 times during working hours.
They will relax your body and help you regain concentration. It will be enough to do them for 5-10 minutes and you will already feel better. Not to mention how much more productive you will be at doing your job!
It is important to maintain balance and lead a more healthy lifestyle while still working with your technologies.
Here are some of the best exercises you can do while sitting by your computer.
Twisting the Torso in the chair
This simple exercise will stretch the side abdominal and back muscles, as well as the cervix, while at the same time relaxing them. You can sit on the chair while doing it. Always aim to straighten your back when doing this exercise. It is a good practice to stretch up wards on the inhale. Then as you exhale slowly twist around and relax your shoulders down from your ears.
Straightening the Spine
Our office Yoga therapy chair exercises will help you to maintain good posture and straight back. Most often we hunch over and don’t even notice it or we can stick our heads out towards the screen. Therefore, from time to time put your hands on the lower part of the back, and push your spine forwards. It will help to restore the vertebrae in the correct position. After some time we can lock into one position and this will keep the spine fluid.
A great exercise for relaxing shoulder muscles and neck. You can do it sitting on a chair, but you can also do it sitting up and get your blood pumping. Relax your arms and rotate your shoulders backwards and in forward.
A variation of the previous exercise, but equally useful. Instead of rotating your shoulders, simply lift them up and down.
Place one arm over the back, bent in the elbow, and push it downward with the other hand to feel the tightening and stretching of the muscles. Repeat the same with the other hand.
Another Arm Stretch
Place your arm out and down along the lower back, hold it with the other hand and pull to feel muscle tightening.
If you spend most of your working hours by typing on a keyboard, it’s necessary to stretch out your wrists from time to time. Stretch your hand, turn your palms up, and then grab the fingers of your extended hand with your other hand and pull them down with your palm facing upward, then do the same with your palm facing downward.
Forearm Prayer Stretch
Connect your palms in front of your chest with bent elbows and rotate your hands up and down.
Sitting in front of a computer all day and checking our phones all the time makes us weary and physically and mentally tired. In order for our creative juices to flow better, we must first get rid of the tension from our bodies that accumulated with the use of technology.
If you decide to try out some of these simple yoga in a chair exercises, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below and share your thoughts and experiences!
Seniors Yoga Therapy class Bondi
We hope you have enjoyed learning about some simple office yoga therapy exercises you can do on a chair. There are just so many benefits to bringing yoga into your life. Our new yoga therapy class has started at Dharma Shala in North Bondi. The focus of the class is for people over the age of 40 who may have tried yoga and thought it was not for them. Alternatively you may have never tried yoga, know how good it is yet have not had the courage to go to a class. The reason why we are focusing on people over 40 is because our bodies start to show signs of wear and tear. Perhaps years and years of sitting at a desk is starting to take its toll. We also offer private Yoga therapy sessions in your home, where a program is designed to specifically suit your needs and constraints. The program will be supplied to you in a digital format so you can watch it at your leisure as if the instructor is right there with you.
If you need more information give Zoe a call on 0407 956 071, we love to hear form you. Or drop us a note here - don't delay you are worth every effort you make.