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5 Asanas Every Corporate Employee Should Practice

Indians work more than 60 hours a week, that’s way more than the global average. Here are the five asanas that you can perform in your cubicle and you don’t have to be an advance yogi to pull these off

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Indians work more than 60 hours a week, that’s way more than the global average. This may be financially considerate, but imagine the impact it has on your physical and mental health. It’s like the saying, ‘all work and no play make Jack dull’. There are many substantial long-term effects of this corporate lifestyle like neck and back pain, drooping shoulders, mental and psychological stress.

As time escalates, your pout might not be considerably good for a perfect selfie, but remember, you have to stay with your body until the time you are stoned. We, corporate employees, tend to not bother about going to a fitness centre or to a yoga guru but do not worry, we got you covered.

Here are the five asanas that you can perform in your cubicle and you don’t have to be an advance yogi to pull these off. Spoiler alert- the list also contains ‘Shavasana’, everybody’s favourite.

1.    Balasana
Kneel down on the floor in such a manner that the upper part of your feet should touch the ground. Your knees, big toes and ankles should be parallel to each other while touching the ground. Place your hands on your knees and exhale deeply while bending your upper body in the forward direction till your forehead touches the floor. The asana is also termed as shoulder opener.

2.    Shavasana
The corpse pose is the best way to relax and calm your mind and body. You have to lie down on the floor resting body on the back. Place your hands on the floor beside your body in a comfortable position. Spread your legs in the same manner as your hands in a comfortable position. Rest your head on the either side of the body. Close your eyes relax and breathe free.

3.    Marjariasana 
This is also known as the cat pose. Place your body on the table top position. Raise your shoulders in the upward direction and look to your straight. Stretch your shoulders and look down. Stretch your hands as you raise your upper body towards the ceiling of your room. Remain steady for a while and then re-perform.

4.    Anjaneyasana
Step your right foot between your hands from the table top position. With the knee over the ankle, root your entire front foot. Place the back knee down and the top of the back foot on the floor. On an inhalation, draw your tailbone forwards as you lift your torso and rest your hand on your thighs. Lengthen your spine to the crown of your head. Hold for three breaths and return to the table top.

5.    Garudasana
This is known as eagle pose. Stand on the floor in a straight position. Bend your knees a little. Lift up your left leg and drape it around your right leg. Place you hand in front of your chest in prayer position. Now try doing the same with your hands. Wrap the left hand around your right hand. Look straight; close your eyes and concentrate.


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