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Finger stretch (Right); Manibandh shakti vikasak.
Finger stretch (Right); Manibandh shakti vikasak.

Take a break: Exercise in office

We all know that poor posture and sitting for long hours is bad for health. So spare five minutes each day and do these exercises at your workstation

Finger stretch

Keep hands at shoulder level. With the help of right hand take the left fingers back, one by one. Repeat five times on each hand.

Manibandh shakti vikasak

Bring hands to shoulder level. Make loose fists, move the fists up and down with force and try to touch the forearm.

Hitanshi Kothari Khabya and Gourav Khabya, co-founders, HithYoga

Finger rotation (Right); Karaprisht-ha shakti vikasak.
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Finger rotation (Right); Karaprisht-ha shakti vikasak.

Finger rotation

Rotate index finger with the help of other hand clockwise and anticlockwise five times. Repeat the same for all the fingers of both the hands.

Karaprisht-ha shakti vikasak

Keep hands at shoulder level and fingers together. From the wrists let your hands move up and down. Repeat five times.

Hitanshi Kothari Khabya and Gourav Khabya, co-founders, HithYoga

Wrist stretch (Left); Karatala shakti vikasak.
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Wrist stretch (Left); Karatala shakti vikasak.

Wrist stretch

Stand with feet together, hands at shoulder level. With the help of other hand take all the fingers back at the same time. Repeat 5 times on each hand.

Karatala shakti vikasak

Hands at shoulder level and fingers spread out. From the wrists let your hands move up and down. Repeat five times.

Hitanshi Kothari Khabya and Gourav Khabya, cofounders, HithYoga

Spider push ups (Right); Fist and open.
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Spider push ups (Right); Fist and open.

Spider push ups

Touch the tip of the fingers of right hand with the tip of the fingers of the left hand. Push them against each other and then relax. Repeat 10 times.

Fist and open

Make loose fists with thumb outside then spread the fingers wide apart. Repeat five to 10 times on each hand.

Hitanshi Kothari Khabya and Gourav Khabya, cofounders, HithYoga

Angulamula shakti vikasak (Left); Anguli shakti vikasak
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Angulamula shakti vikasak (Left); Anguli shakti vikasak

Angulamula shakti vikasak

Sit with hands at shoulder level. Stiffen the entire arm, the hand alone must be relaxed. Hold for 10 counts and repeat five times.

Anguli shakti vikasak

Make cup shape with your hands. Stiffen the arms from the shoulders to finger-tips to make the arms tremble.Hold for five minutes.

Hitanshi Kothari Khabya and Gourav Khabya, cofounders, HithYoga

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