Your day was going well; you were full of energy striking out the items off your to-do list but as soon as it's 3 p.m, you feel extremely exhausted. You have a hard time focusing; your body is achy, your mood is grumpy. Yoga can then come to your rescue. Try these asanas recommended by yoga expert Abhishek Sharma to boost your productivity at work.
Parvatasana or mountain pose: This pose will ensure that you do not fall prey to headaches while you are at work. Sit in easy pose and raise your hands towards the sky with your palms facing each other. Now stretch your hands upwards and maintain the pose for 10-15 seconds and relax.
The pran mudra: This mudra will remove tiredness and help you de-stress. Sit with your eyes shut. Now touch the tips of the little finger and ring finger to the tip of your thumb. Hold for 3-5 minutes and repeat with another hand.
Ujjayi breath: The ujjayi breath can help you tackle stress. Sit in sukhasana and inhale with a soft pressure on your throat so that you can hear a rushing sound. Now exhale with the same sound. Breath nine to twelve times.
Bhramari pranayama: Your work can get you stressed, and bhramari or humming bee can calm you immediately and relieve anxiety. Sit with your eyes closed and place the index finger of each hand on each ear. Take a deep breath in and begin to hum softly. Extend for as long as you can and relax.
Adho mukho svanasana or downward facing dog pose: It is an excellent pose to help calm a busy mind. It will relieve any tension in your back and legs which may occur when you sit for long hours at your desk.
Badhakonasana or butterfly pose: If you have a presentation or an important meeting ahead, badhakonasana or butterfly pose will help you focus and beat nervousness. Make sure that you are observing your breath while performing the pose.