It is the middle of the week: between Monday and Tuesday’s work load headaches to Thursday and Friday’s happy hour relief breaks, WHAT CAN YOU DO? OhMyGosh it’s yoga time again! Who says you can’t have a break at work and enjoy a wellness experience of a lifetime. Check out the second part of our 9 to 5 Yoga Poses~Work Wellness blog and begin a start towards a better you not only physically but mentally through the following poses for your eyes, back, feet and ankles (Women’s Health Magazine). To have even more OMG fun, get some of your colleagues involved and start a OMG Yoga day~this will definitely make your workplace a more inviting environment. Let’s go!
OMG MOMENT (Feet & Ankles): High heels throw off your entire skeletal system because your foundation doesn’t have the solid connection with the ground leading to aches, cramps and even blisters.
Yoga Position #3: Sitting at your desk with your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart, lengthen up through the crown of your head and let your shoulders gently drop away from your ears. Bring your hands together on your lap, interlacing your fingers. As you take a deep breath in, reach your arms out in front of you and press your palms away. As you exhale, raise your arms overhead and try to straighten your elbows as much as you can without scrunching your shoulders. If your shoulders rise up, keep your elbows slightly bent. Hold this pose for 10 complete breaths and lower your arms on the last exhale. Repeat twice more.
OMG MOMENT (Eyes): Hours staring and squinting at a computer monitor according to recent studies may fatigue the optic nerve, which transmits to the brain. This could lead to headaches, red eyes and even slight dizziness.
Yoga Position #4: Turn away from your computer so your eyes are focused on a completely different object. Sit up in your chair with your chin parallel to the floor. Now, without moving any other part of your body, look up to 12 o’clock, over to 3 o’clock, down to 6 o’clock, over to 9 o’clock, and up to 12 again. Do that five times in each direction.
OMG MOMENT (Back): Sitting at your desk, discs in your back bear triple the amount of pressure than when you are walking. This can cause spinal fluid to squeeze out and this fluid is a manitory luburicant for your spine flexiablity. This causes your disc to become unstable and rub against each other which result in extreme pain. Brittle spine increases this injury because there is less fluid to act as a shock absorber; so bending and lifting your 5lb purse or briefcase could cause serious damage in just one day.
Yoga Position #5:Turn away from your computer so your eyes are focused on a completely different object. Sit up in your chair with your chin parallel to the floor. Now, without moving any other part of your body, look up to 12 o’clock, over to 3 o’clock, down to 6 o’clock, over to 9 o’clock, and up to 12 again. Do that five times in each direction.
Hope you enjoy these awesome yoga positions and keep up your OMG Status at work! Remember our motive is:
(Natural + Knowledge) x (Dedication + Application) = OMG healthy lifestyle