Coincidentally, the same week I was contacted to post about office yoga, at work a man from health and safety came around to ensure we were all positioned correctly at our desk. He told me a few pointers such as I needed to sit right back in my chair, move my keyboard forwards and ensure my feet were always touching the ground. It all seems like common sense on paper. But when you’re spending a good few hours in front of a computer screen, concentrating on a piece of work, your posture can go out of the window.
So why not take the time out to reset yourself? And to help you realign and avoid the dreaded stoop or computer neck, try some office yoga. I’m not talking practising savasana or downward dog in the middle of the office. This is more about using the equipment you have to hand such as your chair.
Granted, your colleagues may look at you oddly as you raise your hands. The benefits of a few minutes out will help relax you though and as we all know, sometimes you need to have a break to clear your mind. And while it won’t necessarily clear your desk of multiples piles of work or make those deadlines magically evaporate. It will, however, leave you more relaxed, less stressed and therefore able to set yourself a clear list of priorities to tackle plus a whole load of other benefits as demonstrated in this infographic below from Furniture At Work.
If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at this video by Furniture At Work. It’s just under five minutes long and will take you through from beginner to more advanced moves. Why not encourage your colleagues to join you?