If you spend any time working on your computer and you'll undoubtedly feel the tension building up in your shoulders, neck, and back. If you do a lot of typing or even texting on a regular basis, you may even run the risk of repetitive movement injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Of course, taking regular breaks helps reduce the risk of permanent injury but nonetheless a lot of the tension remains.
Yoga for Computer Users provides some simple exercise that you can do to release that tension while stretching those tight muscles. The poses are very easy to do, even if you've never done yoga before and are completely out of shape. Most of these exercises only take a minute or two and are meant to be sitting.
I definitely carry a lot of tension in my shoulders, neck, and back. Since getting this book, I've been taking little breaks once or twice a day to do the full range of desktop yoga postures. I've been surprised at how energized I feel afterwards.
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Tami Brady (trbrady)
A Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis in 1996 introduced me to alternative health therapies. Inmy quest to ease my suffering,I became interested in the Whole Health approaches used in … more
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An ever-increasing number of people depend on computers for both work and entertainment, which means an ever-increasing number of hours spent slumped in a chair and an ever-increasing number of hand, wrist, neck, and shoulder injuries. Yoga for Computer Users offers a new kind of preventive self-care. It contains 23 illustrated poses and exercises, plus breathing and relaxation techniques, that increase circulation and range of motion, prevent injuries to the upper body, improve posture, and avert energy stagnation. They can be performed regardless of age or yoga experience and are combined in sequences ranging from quick five-minute stretching breaks that can be done while at the computer to more intensive 30-minute sessions designed for morning energy and evening relaxation. A special Everyday Yoga” section presents lifestyle tips that help readers learn to alternate mouse hands, strengthen their core, stretch throughout the day, and schedule time for joy.