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Desk Yoga - Best WFH asanas, right at your desk

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

1. Neck Rotations

Instructions
  1. Sit up straight in a comfortable, relaxed posture. You can be sitting on a chair or in the car.

  2. Inhale deeply and twist the neck to the right. Now slowly exhale and come back to the centre.

  3. Inhale and twist to the left, exhale come back to the centre.

2. Circular Neck Rotations

Instructions
  1. Drop the chin towards the chest and rotate anti-clockwise to form a half circle. Come back to centre, facing forward

  2. Repeat on the other












3. Parivrtta Sukhasana

Instructions
  1. Sit in sukhasana or a simple crossed leg position.

  2. Inhale and raise the left arm.

  3. Exhale, place the left hand on the right knee, and the right hand on the hip for support.

  4. Inhale and return to the centre facing forward.

  5. Repeat on the other side.














4. Ardha Uttana Asana

Instructions
  1. Sit in sukhasana or a simple crossed leg position.

  2. Inhale and raise the left arm.

  3. Exhale, place the left hand on the right knee, and the right hand on the hip for support.

  4. Inhale and return to the centre facing forward.

  5. Repeat on the other side.


Ardha Uttana Asana
"This is a fantastic asana for relaxing your back, more specifically your lower back, which often gets stressed from hours of sitting on a chair. You can do this with your palms rested against any table in your office."

5. Ardha Chakra Asana

Instructions
  1. Stand up straight with the feet hip-distance apart and the arms on either side of the body

  2. Inhale, raise the arms over the head and place the hands above the hips

  3. Exhale, gently bending backwards and pushing the pelvis forward using the arms, lifting the chest higher

  4. Stay here and breathe for a few seconds

  5. Exhale, bring the arms down and relax



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