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Friday, February 13th, 2009 | Author:

We all are aware of the fact that working on computer for prolonged hours can be really dangerous and can lead to a major dysfunction. Desktop yoga is what you can resort to in order to stay active at work and increase your productivity eventually. Here are some easy to do exercises that help prevent repetitive stress injuries:

  • Ensure to take a walk after every thirty minutes.
  • Gaze at anything kept far away for few seconds at preset intervals may be an hour.
  • Avoid having lunch at your desk and perform some physical activity during lunch time. A brisk walk for few minutes can do the wonders
  • Stretch all the parts of your body, including fingers and wrists if you can’t afford taking a break every thirty minutes.
  • Monitor screen should preferably be kept lower than your eye level.
  • Clench your fists and rotate both hands clockwise and anti-clockwise.
  • Rotating your shoulders in backward and forward relaxes head, neck, shoulders and arms.
  • Sit upright without putting any pressure on you neck or back.
  • Shrug your shoulders to release your neck at least five times in a go.
  • Join your palms at the front part of your body (as you do during prayers) and make zero in the air in both directions. Repeat it for three times.
  • Whenever possible close your eyes and take three deep breaths. This is the easiest stress buster.
  • Prefer lemon tea to the normal tea or coffee especially at workplace. (Folks it also helps in shedding those extra kilos)
  • Drink as much water as is possible for you. It cleanses your body of the waste.

I know it is really difficult to take out time from our rock bottom busy schedules. But all I would say is that we should respect the needs of our body and desktop yoga is what you should be focusing on to fulfill the same.