The Yogi Lawyer In You: Incorporate Asanas into Your Everyday Life And Break The Chains of Your Desk
It’s not easy being an attorney and it is stressful more often than not. With scary deadlines constantly around the corner and clients strolling into offices to demand answers and solutions to critical legal situations, one can’t help but feel the need for mental rejuvenation.
Lucky for you, even a few brief moments of peace can save your mind and give you what you need. In just a few moments, you can practice simple yoga poses, or Asanas, right in your office. This will help you tackle chronic sitting problems and invite mindfulness back into your life.
- Practicing yoga regularly helps elevate everyday pains such as neck and shoulder sores and headaches from sitting in one spot for too long.
- Yoga manages stress levels in individuals and gives them a healthier outlook on life.
- Yoga slows down the speeding heart and invites stillness in what is otherwise a daunting day, even if just for a few moments.
You may be doing this every day without even realizing it. You are already a yogi lawyer. Straighten your back and proceed onto placing your hands in your knees. Move your neck slowly clockwise carefully. After your neck begins to loosen, move it in the counter-clockwise position. For a bonus, stretch your right arm diagonally outwards from your shoulder and pull your neck towards the left with assistance from your fingers on your head for a few moments. Proceed to do the same on the other side.
You can use this position to relieve yourself for wrist pain after a long day of typing. Straighten your back and then extend your arms out to each side. Exhale whole crossing one arm under the other and grab the other shoulder with both hands. You may need this more than you think you do. You can do this as many times as it is required in a day.
This position is ideal for anyone with tension in shoulders, lower back, and spine. Put your hands on your knees, straighten your arms and inhale deeply while pressing your chest forward. When you do this, open up your shoulders widely and gaze up at the roof. This is called the cow pose.
When you exhale, push your spine forward from the lower back like a feline. Draw your chin towards your chest, and this is called the cat position. Switch between these two positions as many times as you need during the day to relax.
It is ideal for a working individual to get at least 30-40 minutes worth of yoga every week. But since time usually doesn’t allow that for lawyers with a busy schedule, small yoga sessions in the middle of the day are sufficient enough. We do the best we can do!