It seems that back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the workplace worldwide. According to this article, yoga has positive effects on alleviating back pain and should be incorporated in the workplace because stretching, breathing and relaxation can reduce absences due to back pain and other such musculoskeletal conditions. The article looks at the benefits of implementing workplace yoga programmes.
This article from “Quartz at Work” looks at how yoga practice can help you better manage work-postures and provides some sample yoga poses. Staying in one position for too long can be damaging for your neck and back. It is explained that a person’s head could weigh up to 12 lbs. when a person sits in a neutral, upright position and with every degree that the head tilts forward, it becomes relatively heavier. For example, at a 45 degree angle, your head feels like a 48 lb. anchor, which is a strong strain that compresses every neck joint. Because of this weight, a person could experience headaches, stiffness, pinched nerves and shooting pain in the arms and the neck. It is also important to consider that studies show that poor posture affects mood, which affects your concentration.