After a long day at your desk job, your body needs to stretch in order to restore its flexibility. Your hips might get tight, your knees are clenching and your hip flexors are stiff. Not to mention, your posture is hurting due to back damages and your neck muscles are becoming more intense.
I would like to suggest some of the best 5 yoga stretches you can easily do at home to recover fully after your desk job. Check them out:
1. Mountain Pose
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Come to a comfortable standing position with feet hip-width apart, bring your hands up over your head with palms facing forward and thumbs hooked as you bend gently backward and breathe deeply.
2. Fish Pose
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Fish pose is an excellent tension reducer, and can also be therapeutic for fatigue and anxiety. To come into the pose, sit up on your hips with legs stretched out together in front of you and toes pointed. Bring your hands under your hips and lean back to prop yourself up on your forearms. Then, lift the chest above the shoulders and drop the head back to the ground behind you. Breathe deeply and rest in the pose for 30 seconds.
3. Cobra Pose
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Lying on the floor, put your hands on the ground slightly in front of you and tuck the elbows into the chest. Push up into your hands, lifting into a slight backbend and drawing the shoulders down. Turn your gaze upwards, and try not to take any tension in the face or jaw.
4. Happy Baby Pose
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Lie down on your back, draw the knees into your chest and grab your feet from the inside, pulling them down so the knees extend on either side of your torso. If the stretch is too intense, grab behind your thighs. Try to bring the hips down to the floor. Breathe deeply and rock gently side to side, returning to stillness at your center for 30 seconds.
5. Sitali Breathing
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Sit in a chair or on the floor in an easy crossed-legged position with your eyes closed. Stick your tongue out and curl up its outer edges. Inhale through the mouth, letting the air pass over the tongue, feeling a cool breath, and then exhale through your nose. Continue long rhythmic breathing for three minutes!