International Yoga Day: 5 Yogasanas techies can do to maintain their mental and physical health

According to various studies, spending too much time sitting in your chair can lead to numerous health issues. Hence, techies are advised to maintain their physical and mental health.

From sitting on their office chairs for hours to being glued to the computer screens, techies are prone to have bad postures, which can take a toll on their physical health. Not just that, spending too much time on the screen can also affect their mental health.

According to various studies, spending too much time sitting in your chair can lead to numerous health issues. Hence, techies are advised to maintain their physical and mental health.

On this International Yoga Day, here are some of the best yoga asanas that every techie must do to maintain their physical and mental health:

1. Tadasana (The Mountain Pose)
Standing with your feet together, your bottom tucked under your hips, and your spine straight is a good position. Arms at the sides should be relaxed. In the same way that Corpse Pose is the resting pose for standing poses, Mountain Pose is the resting pose for standing poses. Take a few moments to relax, breathe, and clear your mind. Between each of the other stances, you’ll return to this one.

2. Gomukhasana (The Cow Face Pose)
This seated asana addresses shoulder, spine, thighs, chest, and armpit pains. Typically, you begin in a cross-legged seated position. Sitting tall, reach your right hand over your shoulder, palm facing outward, and place it on your upper back. Place your left hand on your lower back and try to connect with your right hand by reaching up to your back. Don’t make the bind too tight. When you get into the bind, elevate your chest and back sufficiently to relax your neck and shoulders while holding for 1 minute on each side.

3. Vrikshasana (The Tree Pose)
Raise the arms to a praying stance, palms together, from Mountain Pose. Raise one leg and place the flat of your foot on the inner thigh of the other leg, with the knee pointing away from you. The two variations are two variations: raising your arms over your head, palms together, and holding your arms straight out to the sides. This position requires concentration as well as physical exertion to maintain balance. The lifted leg stance opens the hip and provides a wonderful stretch to the often-overlooked hip flexors.

4. Balasana (The Restorative Child Pose)
Sit on your heels with your knees split hip-width or slightly wider than hip-width and your big toes touching. In front of you, place a bolster high and sturdy enough to support you. Lean forward and lay your torso on the bolster, draping your arms over the edges and turning your head to one side. Relax totally by closing your eyes. Allow 2 to 5 minutes to rest there. Deep relaxation, not stretching, is the goal of restorative postures like these. They relax tense nerves while stretching the hips, spine, thighs, and ankles softly. It’s also a great way to end a yoga session.

5. Trikonasana (The Triangle Pose)
Step out of Mountain Pose with your left leg, keeping your feet shoulder-width apart. Raise both arms to your sides and tilt your torso to one side until your hand touches your foot. Hold a few breaths, elevate your torso once more — repeat on the opposite side. A variation of this posture involves bending the torso at the hips so that when you lean down, the hand from one side touches the foot from the other, but in both forms of the pose, it’s vital to keep the hips squared for optimal effect.

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