Technology professionals find it challenging to devote time to physical exercise. Health is the direct victim of working at a desk staring at a computer screen for hours together. Hypertension, stress, frustration are common among employees of this profession. Over a period these conditions can have a chronic effect on the body. Taking break at regular interval helps, but not always an option for practical reasons.
A number of simple postures and a variety of stretches which focus on movement of the spine, neck, wrist and knees helps reducing the effects of long hours of immobility. Preventing a permanent disorder is possible by practicing a few simple Yogic exercises at desk once or twice a day. Pay attention to your breathing, you need to inhale as deep as possible and exhale as slow you can. Practice each exercise at least 4 times alternating side each time.
- Inhale and lift your arms; clasp your hands and invert your palms. Lean to your left. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then switch side.
- Turn to your left. Use your left hand on the back of the chair to deepen the twist. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then twist to the other side.
- Bring your left arm behind your back and right arm behind your head. Clasp fingers if you can. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths; switch side.
- Place your left foot on your right knee, letting left knee drop open. Keep your back straight; lean forward to stretch deeper. After 5 to 8 breaths, switch side.