5 Yoga Poses for a Long Day of Working from Home
So many things about Marketing TEA are unique, like how we produce content from our Content Sessions to our strategy development with our Custom TEA Blends! Another unique thing about us is that we are completely mobile! Being mobile allows us to service our clients all across the country. With the mobile lifestyle comes the remote/work-from-home lifestyle.
Working from home can be amazing since it comes with flexibility in hours and brings multitasking to a whole new level. But it can also be challenging for its own unique reasons – you may not be taking breaks as often to go talk to a coworker down the hall. Depending on how comfy your WFH setup is, you may even find that you never get up for hours straight. That last part might just be a problem unique to me, but I can’t be the only one! ?
Because of our passion for health and wellness, we are always trying to make sure we take the time to work hard while also taking care of and prioritizing our health!
So, if you have been doing more remote work yourself lately and find that you are majorly stationary, try adding these 5 yoga poses to your end of the day to close out working from home in a happy and healthy way!
Downward-Facing Dog Pose
This pose is great for elongating your spine. Start in a plank pose and push into your hands while you lift your hips up and back. Try to alternate between bending your knees to arch your spine and straightening your legs to feel a stretch in your hamstrings.
The cobra pose is another good back extension (and one of my favorites). You start by lying down on your stomach with your hands level with your shoulders. Engage your abdominal muscles while lifting your torso up with your hands keeping your legs flat against the floor.
Standing Forward Fold
If your legs feel like they need a stretch, try the standing forward fold! Start standing and exhale as you fold over your legs into a forward bend. Keep your knees gently bent with your back relaxed and your feet hip-width apart for better stability.
This one might seem a little funny, but it will help open the hips and stretch your inner thighs and hamstrings! Lie on your back with your legs bent at a 90-degree angle in the air. Grab hold of your feet with your hands and rock from side to side.
A great way to end is with Child’s pose. You can start from a downward-facing dog or you can just go right into this position. Kneel on the floor and then bend over your legs while trying to sit on your heels. Stretch your arms out in front of you as you breathe through the stretch!
It can be easy to get caught up with work when working from home, but don’t forget to step away from your screen, go outside, and give yourself the break you need from time to time! If you want to take yoga to the next level with some full routines try out SarahBethYoga or Shayla Quinn’s Yoga Flows Playlist!