Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Work From Home (WFH) makes you have to stand by in front of the monitor screen. This can make the body sore and tired faster and change posture.
This habit is compounded by getting used to looking up from the cellphone screen and feeling the neck stiffen.
If you have neck or back pain, posture or you feel tense and have trouble sleeping, yoga can help you improve these conditions.
You may benefit from these 3 simple yoga poses. Don’t be afraid, you don’t have to do a series of yoga, to get the benefits.
Think of these three poses to improve posture after sitting for too long and work these as stretches that can be done anytime.
1. Standing Forward Fold
Pose standing forward fold. (iStockphoto/fizkes)
This is a standard pose in many Viyansa yoga routines. This pose helps you straighten and relieves pressure on your back.
The trick: stand up and spread your feet hip-width apart. Lower your head and upper body (intersecting at the waist as if folding the body) until they are as close to the legs as possible.
Let your head feel heavy and your neck muscles relaxed. Feel the stretch in your neck, back, and hamstrings.
Hold for thirty seconds or one minute.
2. Warriors 1
You can improve your posture and posture with this warrior pose.
Standing, feet hip-width apart. Take a big step forward, one leg straight ahead. Your back leg turns 45 degrees. Your front leg is bent at the knee with your thigh parallel to the ground.
Keep your hips straight forward. Now raise both hands up, palms facing in, and lower the shoulder blades. Hold this pose for thirty seconds to one minute.
Warrior pose (istockphoto/AzmanL)
3. Mountain Pose
To quote You Beauty, what you do is stand straight with a gentle bend in your knees, and don’t lock your knees. Place your hands down, arms relaxed, palms resting comfortably on your thighs, or to your sides.
Look straight ahead and focus your eyes on one point and breathe easily. Hold the pose for as long as you like.