01/6Try these yoga poses to help give your muscles a good stretch while you're stuck at home

Try these yoga poses to help give your muscles a good stretch while you're stuck at home

At this point, we've all accepted the work from home situation as our new normal with the coronavirus pandemic still going strong. But while we may have made peace with the situation, we all know just how difficult it is to be stuck in one place all day long while you work from there. And having to sit there all day can lead to some immense tension in the muscles all over your body. So, one way you can combat this is by doing some yoga. Here are some yoga poses that will help give your muscles the stretch they need while you work from home.

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02/6Balasana - Child's Pose

Balasana - Child's Pose

This one can help stretch your hips, thighs, and ankles while also taking the pressure off your lower back. Start by kneeling on the ground with your knees hip-width apart. Touch your feet together behind you. First, inhale and then exhale as you slowly bend your torso forward to touch your thighs while your forehead rests on the floor. Leave your arms loose by your side. Hold this pose for a while and then return to normal.


03/6Uttanasana - Standing Forward Fold

Uttanasana - Standing Forward Fold

Known to relieve stress and anxiety, this one can also stretch your shoulders, hamstrings and calves. Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Slowly start bending your body forward until your head is all the way down and then wrap your arms around your legs or place them on the ground. Bring yourself back up slowly and inhale while you do it.


04/6Bhujangasana - Cobra

Bhujangasana - Cobra

This one will help open up your body as it helps stretch your shoulders and spine. Lie face down on your yoga mat. Use your hands to slowly raise your chest and head upwards and look towards the ceiling. Your palms must be placed on the floor and your elbows must be tucked in.


05/6Marjaryasana & Bitilasana - Cat And Cow

Marjaryasana & Bitilasana - Cat And Cow

Perfect to help relieve tension in your body, this one also opens up your shoulders and stretches your spine. Get down on the ground on all fours with your palms under your shoulder and your knees under your hips. Slowly exhale and look upwards while arching your back. Then slowly inhale and curve your spine while you look downwards. Alternate between these positions for a while.


06/6Garudasana - Eagle

Garudasana - Eagle

Can help activate your digestive system and helps stretch your arms, legs, back and shoulders. Put your arms up and then wrap your right arm around your left arm while you align them with your shoulders. Swing your right knee over your left knee and hold this pose for a bit. You can also use the toes of your right foot for support if you can't maintain the position.