The Office Yogi: Total Body Stretching Exercises for Breadwinners

4 basic stretching exercises

Work takes up a huge chunk of your time and energy every day. There’s no way around it—you have to work. But as the day progress, your productivity takes a toll. This is the reason why you should indulge in basic body stretching exercises during work hours. So, what does stretching do for someone who works for hours?  Well, a person who works sits in front of a computer all day rarely gets any time to revel in a physical activity apart from moving around a bit. That said, the work puts tremendous pressure on the mind and body to give rise to back pain and sore necks.A 10 minute full body stretch routine relieves stress, improves productivity, and leaves you energized. Try out these 4 stretches today and notice the difference in your energy levels and productivity at work. Please be advised that not all of these stretches can be performed around your workstation, especially the second and fourth. You’ll have to find a bigger room

The Side Oblique Stretching Workout

The side oblique daily stretching routine makes it to this list as it works on your hips, obliques, and lats. Here’s how to correctly execute it.Stand straight with your feet separated and distanced a little wider than your hips.  Lift an arm over your head with the palm turned inwards, and also try to reach and incline towards the other side of the arm simultaneously. This pose should be held for eight seconds before you switch to your other arm.

You’re a BEAST! Cow and Cat Yoga Stretches for Max Flex

The cow and cat poses are arguably the best stretching exercises for flexibility as they flex the back and align your spine to correct your posture.Get in position by getting down on all fours and steadily arch your back towards the floor whilst pointing your head and tailbone towards the ceiling. Hold this position for a second or two and follow up by arching your back towards the ceiling with your head pointing down.

Full Leg Stretch with an Added Benefit

The single leg stretcher works on your legs, especially if they’re hamstrung. But that’s not all there is to this pose. Apart from stretching the muscles in your legs, your abdominal muscles also receive a much-deserved workout.It’s pretty simple to accomplish. Lie down on an exercise mat with your face and legs pointed towards the ceiling. It’s important that you keep your legs straight and toes pointed to get the desired effect. As you bring down one leg towards the floor, bring the other one towards your face. Your raised leg must be supported at the calf region or higher as your shoulders rise above the mat.  Hold the pose for a few seconds and switch.

How to Relax Tight Shoulder Muscles? Try the Overhead Stretch

Speaking of good arm stretches, there’s not a simple yet effective routine than the overhead stretch. It primarily targets the shoulders, but also relaxes your lats, triceps, forearms, and chest.Raise your hands and interlock your fingers as you push them away from your body. While stretching at work is crucial, you shouldn’t overextend your limbs and muscles to a degree where you injure yourself. Start slow with basic stretches and slowly move up the ladder. [av_promobox button='yes' label='Book your Corporate Sponsored Health Check' link='' link_target='' color='blue' custom_bg='#f00' custom_font='#ffffff' size='large' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello'] You should consider getting an Annual Health Check if you feel any
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