Getting up away from your desk and computer every hour or two can greatly improve your health and concentration. Sitting still for long periods can reduce circulation, putting extra stress on your cardiovascular system, digestion, and immune system to name a few. And of course we all know what it’s like to feel restless and struggle to concentrate from sitting at a computer hour after hour. Standing up and moving around periodically can really help! Getting that blood flowing can improve your concentration, mood, and your overall health. Yoga poses can add even greater benefit, stretching and relaxing specific muscle groups that get stiff and store at a typical workstation.
Try these easy poses to improve your mood during the workday!
This relaxing and mood-lifting pose is also an excellent shoulder stretch for those sitting at a computer all day.
A simplified twist pose, this stretches the muscles along the spine, eases lower back pain and improves digestion.
Extended Mountain Pose
A great full body stretch, this pose is relaxing and balancing, improving blood flow throughout the body.
Seated Cow Face Pose
An excellent stretch for the shoulders, upper back, and it specifically aids sciatica pain. This pose also opens the chest, improving breath, energy and concentration.