Fitness

3 Stretches for People Who Have A Desk Job

Typing away at your keyboard for long hours can tie you up in knots. It causes back pain, a stiff neck and tight shoulders. Undo the damage with these yoga poses that stretch those achy parts.

By Rupal Sidhpura Faria
02 July 2021

These are my go-to-moves for when I’ve been sitting for too long. I first take a walk around the house and then I sit cross-legged and stretch. These are great if you spend your day working on a laptop or a desktop.

 

These yoga asanas help with stretching the muscles of the upper body. When you are sitting in one position for long hours, your posture gets affected, you tend to slouch, lean forward and not focus on how you are sitting or what you are doing. So, these poses engage the necessary muscles to undo the damage. These poses also improve blood flow to the brain and different joints of the body. Do these stretches every two hours when you are tied to your desk.

 

1. Gomukhasana Hand Stretch

Raise your right hand and place it on the opposite shoulder. Now use the left hand to push your right elbow backwards. Hold this position to the count of 4. Repeat the same exercise with your left hand.

 

2. Seated Vakrasana

Twist to the left side while resting your left hand on the floor. Hold this position to the count of 4. Repeat this on the right side as well.

 

3. Seated Konasana

Stretch your right hand (upwards) to the left side while resting your left hand on the right knee. Hold this to the count of 4.
Similarly, stretch your left hand (upwards) to the right side, while resting your right hand on your left knee. Hold this pose to the count of 4.

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