“Total work” is a term coined by the German philosopher Josef Pieper just after the Second World War in his book Leisure: The Basis of Culture (1948). This word describes the process by which human beings are transformed into workers and nothing else.
Andrew Taggart in his article “If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living?“imagines a world
Following a daily full-time 9-to-17(ish) working life your body suffers: tight hips and shoulders, a creaky neck and an aching back.
While the 60 to 90 minutes you spend on your yoga mat a few days a week certainly helps, it is no match for the chronic stress and tension you place on your body during the rest of the day in your desk job.
Leaving the office for an actual workout may not be feasible, but with a little yoga with work-friendly poses, you can reduce discomfort, relieve stress, increase energy and clear your mind — all in a day’s work.
We have collected the best poses from the best article on the subject to help you cope with fatigue and stress.