Finding Balance: Yoga Poses to Unwind After a Long Day at Work

In this fast-paced world, where screens are our constant companions and deadlines are always looming, finding a moment to unwind and de-stress can seem like an elusive dream.

Your 9-to-5 may inspire you, or it may not. Whatever it’s the case, it probably makes you very stressed. Most people find it hard to relax when they get home from work, causing insomnia, anxiety, or burnout. What’s great is that you can apply many techniques to help you relax, like listening to soothing music, drinking herbal tea, painting, journaling, meditation, etc.


But what if we told you that you could instantly achieve a sense of calm and relaxation? Enter yoga, an ancient practice for spiritual development. It has become a very mainstream practice to relax and connect with yourself. You don’t need to be a spiritual guru or a flexible contortionist to practice yoga. In this article, we’ll introduce you to a few yoga poses tailored for busy professionals to help you relax after a demanding day at work!


This asana is a magnificent yoga pose to release stress! It makes you feel like a baby protected by their mother, reminding you that it’s okay to feel vulnerable sometimes. The child’s pose is effortless yet highly effective. 

Here is how to do it: Kneel on the floor with your big toes touching and knees spread apart. Slowly lean forward, extending your arms in front of you while lowering your chest toward the floor. Rest your forehead on the ground and take deep breaths.

This pose gently stretches your lower back, hips, and thighs, helping to release built-up tension.


After hours of dealing with work challenges, your legs deserve some love. This pose is perfect for that!

Find an empty wall space and sit with your side against the wall. Swing your legs up the wall while lying on your back. It’s a restorative pose that promotes blood circulation, relieves tired legs, and refreshes your mind.


Have you ever experienced tension in your neck and shoulders from prolonged screen time? The Cat-Cow stretch can help alleviate this discomfort. 

Start on your hands and knees, inhale as you arch your back (Cow Pose), and then exhale as you round it (Cat Pose). Repeat this flow several times, syncing your breath with movement. 

This a simple way to release tension in your spine and improve your posture. 


Fish Pose is an incredible way to counteract the effects of sitting at a desk for extended periods.

Here is how to do it: Begin by sitting cross-legged. Slide your hands beneath your hips. Press onto your forearms and elbows, gently lifting your chest and arching your back so your head hangs back, lightly touching the floor. 

Remember to keep most of your weight on your forearms and elbows while opening your chest and squeezing your shoulder blades together.


Saving the best for last, Savasana is the ultimate relaxation pose. Lie flat on your back, arms at your sides, palms facing up, and legs slightly apart. Close your eyes and take slow, deep breaths.


Yoga is a practical tool for anyone, especially to unwind, de-stress, and regain balance after a long day at work. 

These yoga poses require no special equipment or spiritual commitment. Give them a try: You will enjoy many moments of peace and relaxation during your work-driven life. 

So, roll out your yoga mat and let the relaxation begin!