Sitting for long periods of time while doing office work all day is very unnatural for humans!
Yoga has countless benefits for people who sit at a desk job. Yoga can reduce stress and tension. It can improve your focus and concentration. It also detoxifies and tones muscles. Yoga can relieve head, neck, and back strain along with carpel tunnel syndrome and high blood pressure. It can improve your posture and flexibility and improves your outlook for a better day.
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
Yoga isn’t just about twisting your body into the shape of a pretzel. There are many other benefits that yoga can offer. Not only will these benefits help you if you sit all day long at your job, but it can flourish into other areas of your life.
Yoga can boost your immunity and help people who suffer from migraines. Yoga can help you sleep better, especially for people who suffer from insomnia. Another added benefit that researchers have found is that yoga can help fight food cravings, and we all can benefit from that! Researchers also found that regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating.
Carolyn Gregoire from the Huffington Post states there are many different types of yoga. The most common are Hatha Yoga—an ancient form that emphasizes physical postures which can improve cognitive function and boost focus and memory. Bikram yoga is a form of yoga performed in a heated room. This type of yoga has been found to benefit flexibility in your shoulders, back, and hamstrings.
Another great benefit of yoga is that you can do it anywhere. If you travel for your job, you can practice in your hotel room. While on your break, take a few moments to yourself and practice a few yoga poses. Yoga is for everyone. There are classes you can take and also videos you can watch that vary from being a beginner yogi to an expert. Ask a friend to come along. Most classes that are offered nowadays have everything you need such as mats, blankets, and straps. Just bring yourself and comfortable clothes!