Working a desk job can in itself restrict body movements, more so now, that the whole world has taken to working from home. A dose of healthy exercise does not necessarily begin with a brisk walk around the block or with an expensive trip to the gym. There are a plethora of yoga exercises that can be done at home, at our very own workstations amidst this pandemic induced work trend. Therefore, on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, here is a list of exercises that can be done from the comfort of your home, sitting in your cosy corner workspace.
1 The Seated Arm Raise: With a deep inhale, lift arms above head, interlace fingers, palms facing up. Exhale bringing your arms back to the prayer pose. With a deep inhale, lift arms above head, interlace fingers, palms facing up. Exhale bringing your arms towards the left, inhale, arms back to centre, and finally exhale bringing your arms towards the right. You can repeat this set 10 times every day. This seated arm raise yoga helps boost energy in the body.
2. The Standing Calf Stretch: The Standing Calf Stretch Pose Wall uses props to make the pose accessible. As you hold the wall facing it, inhale and raise the toes from the ground and balance on the heels. Exhale and balance taking the front part of the feet higher up. Hold for three seconds and then lower them slowly. Repeat 30 times or till you feel a burn in the calf muscles. This warm-up yoga pose can help in preventing the swelling of feet due to sitting in one place and can also help tone the calves.