Simple Yoga to Keep You Stress Free at Work
You may have heard that sitting is the new smoking. Sitting on the office chair and spending more than 9 hours in front of a computer is similar to smoking in order to kill time. Research shows that too much sitting is not good for our health. Muscles burn less calories and blood flows more sluggishly during a long sit, which may cause heart attack, diabetes and obesity. Plus, sitting for long periods is also a major cause of swollen ankles, neck and back pains and severe blood clots. Don’t get frightened! A few minutes of simple yoga stretches can ward off ounting stress, anxiety and various diseases from your life. For this, you don’t need to become a Yogi or Yogini. Anyone can do this, irrespective of their age and body structure. You just need to get up, and keep your shoulder, hands and hips moving. In case you are super busy with your work and can’t leave your desk, don’t panic. Just try to sit straight and inhale and exhale deeply. Let the oxygen enter your brain and body, and keep you fresh and active.
Take a 10-15 minute break from your daily hectic schedule, find a quiet place, and you are good to go! You can perform a few simple yoga steps like “anulom-vilom pranayama”and ”kapalbhati pranayama”which help to control blood pressure and prevent diabetes and diseases that are related to respiratory organ and cold.
Though yoga is an ancient practice, but we’re constantly hearing new things about its beneficial impact on our physical and psychological aspects. Besides, new research from the University of Oslo has determined that yoga practices can have an almost immediate impact on gene expression, particularly in immune cells.
In this current day and age, being one with nature is really hard to achieve, but a few simple yoga stretches can keep all our negativity and health problems at bay.
“Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” Baxter Bell
Work hard and stay happy and healthy!
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