Work these days is definitely leaving an impact on our physical and mental health. We are compromising on a lot of things to adjust to the new normal and one of them is definitely our posture. Read More About – Yoga for Beginners tips.
With work from home abruptly becoming the new routine, most of us weren’t ready for it. Our workspaces were confined to our office environments and we hardly ever thought of working from home for straight 100 days (and counting).
And most of us don’t have a proper set up at our home and are resorting to what we call jugaad. This is making things worse, eventually leading to back pain and that too a chronic one.
So, to help you recover from the pain and to maintain your health, here are some essential yoga postures you could practice every day.
The Cat/Cow Posture
- Bend on your knees and hands.
- Now, arch your back and push yourself up and down on the floor with your hands.
- This posture is like a massage to your spine and helps it stretch and feel relaxed.
The Downward Dog Posture
- Make a V shape with your body with your hands on the floor and your hips raised high.
- Draw your inner thighs to the back of your room and spread your shoulders apart while keeping your hips up.
- This posture rejuvenates your entire body, stretches your upper back and opens the lower back.
The Seated Forward Fold
- Sit down and stretch your legs.
- Bend forward and reach out for your ankles or feet without bending your knees.
- It opens your lower back and relieves you of back pain and stiffness.
The Child’s Posture
- Sit down like the Japanese would do – above your heels.
- Stretch your arms forward and bend down.
- Take deep breaths.
- It stretches your entire back and hips.
The Bow Posture
- Lie down face-first.
- Stretch your hands towards your ankles and hold them.
- Now lift your chest and make an inverted bow.
- It strengthens your back muscle.
These are simple and basic postures that would give you quick results. Treat your body like you would a Zoom call and you would never regret compromising on your health.