Yoga poses to deal with work related stress

We very often face various pressures in our life. Often we have to do so many things in so less time. In office, we have to handle differences with co-workers, pressure to meet the deadline and various moods of boss. All this results in anxiety and stress and can wreak havoc on your body. You can become irritable and tired. Do you know that stress can reduce immunity of your body? Various yoga poses and deep breathing exercises help you deal with these depressing conditions.

The Pigeon pose 

Are you facing lots of anxiety? Is your boss a cranky egomaniac? The pigeon pose is best suited for you. It releases tension in your arms, back and hips, and makes you feel lighter. 

Follow these steps: 

v  Sit comfortably, and stretch one leg forward and the other behind.

v  Bend the front foot such that the heel faces the stomach. Relax and take deep breaths.

v  Now bend the leg, stretched behind, and lift it up from knee.

v  Lift your arms and touch fingers of one hand with the other. While doing this, try to keep your back straight.

v  Take deep breaths. If you have knee problems, you should not do this pose.

The Tree pose: 

If you have a nasty colleague who enjoys showing you down and interfering in your work, you will naturally feel miserable in your office. Try the Tree pose. This pose helps in relaxing, and strengthens your lower body and arms. It helps in body balance.

Follow these steps: 

v  Stand straight and take deep breaths.

v  Lift one leg, bend it, and place it on the upper thigh of the other leg. Lift your arms and swing like a tree.

v  Repeat the same process with other leg. Be careful not to keep your feet on the knee of other leg. You might hurt your knee.


Sometimes you might get attracted toward opposite sex, knowing fully well that it may not be a good idea. Try to remain calm and relaxed in such situation by trying meditation pose.

Follow these steps: 

v  Sit cross-legged. Keep your back straight and rest your hands on your knees.

v  Close your eyes and relax. Try to focus your attention on your breath. This will help you in calming down.

v  Be in this position for at least 10 deep breaths. 


Yoga poses might not solve all your problems, but they can surely help you deal with stress in a better way by making you calm and focussed.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team (C)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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