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Easy moves when you are on a long call

Grand Master Akshar
21st Jan 2018
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Long phone calls can turn out to be bad for your neck, wrist, shoulders, and back. Here are a few easy yoga moves that can be used during and after the calls to help you go easy on your body.

We work in an era where technology is taking over but in a good way. Thanks to technology, it is easier to connect with people across the globe. We are one click away from getting on calls with each other, be it for a client meeting, a group presentation, or dealing with a personal matter.

However, long calls can turn out to be bad for your neck, wrist, shoulders, and back. It can get infuriating after a point. What do we do to avoid this uneasiness? Here are a few easy moves that can be used during and after the calls that can help you go easy on your body.

To begin with, when you are on a long call, remember to breathe in and breathe out slowly. Inhaling and exhaling long breath during the call, will help you relax.

You can always move your neck and wrist in clockwise and anti-clockwise motion to release the stiffness. While on a call, we often forget to move which causes rigidity in our joints. If we are holding our phone in the right hand, we can move the left wrist and then shift the phone to another hand and keep alternating the exercise.

If your phone is on speaker, you can follow the below asana to relieve any rigidity.

Sukshma Vyayamaa

Step 1
Step 2

 

Step 3
Step 4

Time: five times on each set

Procedure

  1. Stand up on the floor in an upright position. Stretch both your hands up towards the ceiling and inhale deeply.
  2. Now slowly bend to your right side as you hold your breath.
  3. Straighten up your body and exhale
  4. Once again, inhale, move to your left as you hold your breath.
  5. Slowly move up straight and exhale.
  6. After doing this a couple of times bend back and then bend in front in a similar manner, following the same breathing techniques.

Benefits:

  1. Sukshma Vyayamaa can help you increase various aspects of your personality, both mental and physical
  2. Helps in calm breathing
  3. Helps stretch each internal organ
  4. It increases concentration
  5. Boosts positivity and positive thought

Another important step during long calls is to increase or rather boost your power of listening. When the call is long, we tend to wander off in our thoughts causing a gap in communication. To avoid this, practise meditation. By meditation, we are not talking about going the Zen mode. When we say meditation, we mean concentrating on each and every word carefully so that you can give a powerful reaction to the receiver. By meditation, your power of listening and the power of answering will align together.

Once the call ends, practise Parvathasana or the mountain pose to stretch and relax your entire body.

Parvathasana

Time: two minutes

Procedure:

  1. Begin with downward dog posture.
  2. Slightly lean forward and lift your heels up.
  3. Your body weight should be distributed between your toes and palms.
  4. Look at your toes.

Benefits:

  1. Strengthens muscles in your arms and legs
  2. Increases the blood flow to the brain
  3. Energises the body
  4. Strengthens your spinal cord
  5. Eases the shoulder and back tension

(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of YourStory.)

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