5 EASY DESK STRETCHES FOR NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
Updated: Jun 9
Do you spend a lot of time at your desk? Conventional office work might mean that you spend anywhere between 8-12hrs per day seated in one position.
Your workday could be even longer during lock-down as you might be expected to be available for the whole day!
Continuously sitting in one position (or standing!) could leave you with muscular tension, especially around your upper shoulders and neck region.
Here are my TOP 5 STRETCHES that you can do between zoom calls or if you just need to recharge!
Chair Neck Rolls
If you feel tightness in a specific area of your neck, then hold it for a little longer before carrying on with your neck circles
Chair Neck Stretch
If the stretch is too intense for your arm, then have a slight bend at your elbows. Otherwise try to lift your outstretched arm to shoulder height, keeping your arm and fingers straight too
Seated Eagle Arms
If you find it difficult to touch your palms, then just have the back of your hands connected or hold opposite shoulder blades. Keep arms bent and ensure that your elbows are lifted to the height of your shoulders
Downward Dog variation with Chair
If your hamstrings are tight then generously bend your knees and bring your feet wider. Make sure that your chair is sturdy, so you do not tip it over
Forward Fold Variation (Interlaced hands)
Bend your knees generously if your hamstrings are tight and feel the stretch in your shoulder joint
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