Desk yoga practices leave you happily centred and balanced. I think this is the key to a productive work environment. The two desk yoga practices shown below not only reduce the risk of RSI, but calm the mind and get you back to focus. Here is what you can do if you are not attending our Yoga classes in Taringa or Red Hill and if we are not yet at your workplace with our work-life-balance-Yoga-programs. Desk yoga practices relieve tension in the body and mind and bring you into balance.
Sit comfortably upright and straight on the front part of the chair, navel drawn in and tailbone tucked in. The head is well centered. Close your eyes and breathe in. As you breathe out gently shift the weight of your head forward, bringing the chin toward the chest. Go on breathing in this position, feeling the stretching and relaxing of the neck/shoulder muscles with every exhalation.Do the same with the sideways movement - staying in the sideways stretch for at least 3-5 breaths to really relax the side of the neck muscles.