Bondi Yoga Therapy

Office Yoga therapy chair exercises

Employees, and above all women, have a number of other responsibilities in their private lives, and do not have much time to exercise and relax. They often spend the entire day in front of the computer. Computers, artificial lighting, sitting for prolonged periods of time create stress.  Exposure to great stress,  in time leads to poor physical and mental health. Then life begins to sour and our goals and visions disappear from our mind. Office yoga therapy exercises can provide much relief and give you the tools to maintain your health and wellbeing.

Keep fit with office yoga therapy

Sitting by the computer for 8 hours, which has become inevitable when it comes to doing business in the modern age, can cause serious problems with the spine and general well-being of the body. We all can benefit from becoming aware of the ned to have a  digital detox, not just our children. Many people go from one screen to the next, the computer to the phone, phone to the TV. This constant supply of push technologies keep the body locked into one sedentary position. However, we often can’t afford to do this because of work and other obligations that tie us to our technologies.

Simple yoga therapy chair exercises

If you have a job that binds you to a chair in front of a monitor for 8 or more hours, introduce simple “yoga therapy chair exercises” exercises that you will do at least 2 times during working hours.

They will relax your body and help you regain concentration. It will be enough to do them for 5-10 minutes and you will already feel better. Not to mention how much more productive you will be at doing your job!

It is important to maintain balance and lead a more healthy lifestyle while still working with your technologies.

Here are some of the best exercises you can do while sitting by your computer.

Office Yoga therapy exercises

Twisting the Torso in the chair

This simple exercise will stretch the side abdominal and back muscles, as well as the cervix, while at the same time relaxing them. You can sit on the chair while doing it. Always aim to straighten your back when doing this exercise.  It is a good practice to stretch up wards on the inhale. Then as you exhale slowly twist around and relax your shoulders down from your ears.

twisting in the chair

Straightening the Spine

Our office Yoga therapy chair exercises will help you to maintain good posture and straight back. Most often we hunch over and don’t even notice it or we can stick our heads out towards the screen. Therefore, from time to time put your hands on the lower part of the back, and push your spine forwards. It will help to restore the vertebrae in the correct position. After some time we can lock into one position and this will keep the spine fluid.

straighten the spine

Shoulder Rotation

A great exercise for relaxing shoulder muscles and neck. You can do it sitting in a chair, but also do it standing up to get your blood pumping. Relax your arms and rotate your shoulders backwards and focus on your breathing at the same time.

arm stretch

Arm Stretch

Place one arm over the back, bent in the elbow, and push it downward with the other hand to feel the tightening and stretching of the muscles. Repeat the same with the other hand.

arm stretch

Another arm stretch

Place your arm out and down along the lower back, hold it with the other hand and pull to feel muscle tightening.

wrist exercise chair yoga

Wrist exercise

If you spend most of your working hours by typing on a keyboard, it’s necessary to stretch out your wrists from time to time. Stretch your hand, turn your palms up, and then grab the fingers of your extended hand with your other hand and pull them down with your palm facing upward, then do the same with your palm facing downward.

arm and side stretch

Arm Stretch

Clasp your hands together behind your back and move them away from your back, stretching your elbows and arms.

arm stretch

Seniors Yoga Therapy

We hope you have enjoyed learning about some simple office yoga therapy exercises you can do on a chair. There are just so many benefits to bringing yoga into your life.  The focus of our classes are for people over the age of 40 who may have tried yoga and thought it was not for them. Alternatively you may have never tried yoga, know how good it is yet have not had the courage to go to a class. Over the age of  40  our bodies start to show signs of wear and tear. Perhaps years and years of sitting at a desk is starting to take its toll. Many people can start to experience aches and pains from childhood injuries.

We also offer private Yoga therapy sessions in your home, where a program is designed specifically to suit your needs and constraints. The program will be supplied to you in a digital format to watch at your leisure, as if the instructor is right there with you.

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By Zoe

Yoga Ayurveda Therapist | Computer Coach Australia - Modern day women using the ancient tools and techniques to bring balance in the digital world

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