Relaxing yoga exercises you can do while sitting on a chair

Regardless of whether you’re injured or you don’t have mobility for some temporary illness or you find yourself stuck in an office chair, you can still practice yoga while sitting on your chair. It is not that the best yoga postures can be done only on a yoga mat but if you have the willingness of practicing yoga while being seated on a chair, you can still do that. With chair yoga, you can reap all the health benefits of yoga, bone mass & muscle, relaxation, balance and awareness of mind-spirit and body. So, here are few chair yoga postures that you can start doing to stay fit.

#1: Padmasana

Lotus position is considered as a conventional seat for meditation and for doing this, you can sit in a comfortable position on your desk chair keeping your neck and spine position erect and straight and then start calming down your brain. Keep your hands in a palms-up position where the first fingers and thumb will be touching. If you’re doing it in an office setting, you can sit on the chair and cross your legs to make the lotus position. Padmasana is said to destroy all diseases.

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#2: Garudasana or Eagle Arms

Sit down erect on a chair and place your arms in front at an angle of 90 degree. Cross in such a manner that the right arm is on top of the left and then interlock them and press the palms together. The tips of your fingers should be pointed upwards and feel yourself contracting. If you wish to get as stretch through your legs, you can even interlock them together as well.

#3: Knee squeeze

Sit straight in your chair, take a deep breath and hug both your hands around the left knee and pull it towards your chest. Hold in the breath for few seconds and then while you exhale, lower the head towards your knee and hold it there for few seconds. The pose relaxes the lower back and enhances respiration and digestion.

#4: Tadasana or mountain pose

This is usually a standing pose which can be modified and even done while sitting on a chair. While sitting straight on your chair, clasp the hands and inhale and exhale your arms forward. While inhaling, turn the palms far away from your body and exhale raising the arms till the palms face towards the ceiling. If you want to go deep into this posture, bend the arms on each side.

#5: Twist

Twists are ideal for maintaining a healthy spinal cord, strengthening obliques and detoxifying all the organs. Place the palms on the chair’s arms and inhale and when you exhale, turn your chest and the abdomen towards the right and move your shoulders. Inhale in order to expand your chest and exhale in order to twist deeper. Repeat on both sides.

Therefore, if you’re restricted to a chair due to your work pressures or health pressures, you can definitely do the above mentioned ones in order to boost your health conditions. Learn how to do it from your fitness instructor if you don’t know what to do.

I’m Not A Time Lord But I’ve Got The Luxury Of Time

At a time where the newspapers are going wild about the next Doctor, and some have even openly re-labelled the show Nurse Who, it could be interesting to dive a little deeper into the concept of time. Of course, everybody wishes they’d have a TARDIS to go back in time and make everything better; or maybe to go into the future, check the winning lotto numbers and then go back to play them. Let’s face it: we’re no time lord, which is a pity because it would make life a lot easier. But nobody needs to be a time lord from Gallifrey to enjoy the luxury of time. Indeed, time is precious, but it is available to those who need it and know where to look for it. Here’s where you can get your hand on this precious ally in life.



When you can’t afford to waste time

Time is precious because wasting it can have dramatic consequences. Indeed, every day the news presents the latest tragedies where time ran out on innocents. From diseases that can’t be diagnosed on time, to the difficulty to get access to the appropriate treatment when you need it, it’s obvious that time and health don’t always get well together. When your health is at bay, it’s essential that you understand that acting fast by booking an appointment with could mean saving your life or at least avoiding a lot of complex issues. Private medical care often seems like an unnecessary luxury, especially with the services that the NHS provides. However, the guarantee of an immediate treatment and available medical staffs is worth the expense, either as a one-off for emergency troubles or as a regular patient.

The me time that keeps you sane

For mothers, mothers-to-be, and even busy professionals, the idea of having time is almost laughable. You don’t have time, you’ve got a million of things to do! Well, yes, that might be true, but hear me out first. You need to unwind and relax and take some precious me time. You can find some suggestions on on what to do with this little bubble of selfish time. Think of it as a sanity regulator: without taking the time to do what you want for yourself, you have no way of releasing the everyday pressure. If you’ve ever heard of the burnout syndrome, it’s exactly what awaits those who don’t have time for themselves.

The time to heal and grow

Time has the power to heal the wounds from the past. Admittedly, it’s nothing like a magic wand that makes you feel better once the clock is ticking. It’s about what you do with your time to heal yourself. It’s a matter of using the time you have to rebuild yourself, from an injury or a trauma. Time heals, yes, but only if you let it. What this means is that the process of healing requires patience. Just like you can’t go jogging after spraining your ankle, you can’t go back to your normal life when you’re grieving. You need to take the time to get stronger. Healing is a game of patience but you’ll come out of it stronger.

Let me know your own thoughts on time, and even the new Doctor Who (personally I’m all for a female doctor)!