We’ve all been guilty of it – spending too much time hunched in front of the computer, typing and clicking, either for work or entertainment. Pretty soon the stress of bad posture and repetitive motion catches up to you and your body reacts with aches and pains. Yoga for Computer Users was written with you in mind with a series of simple yoga poses targeting the neck, shoulders, wrists and hands. Each pose includes a list of specific benefits of the exercise, a detailed description of how to do the exercise and is illustrated with photographs. Many of the exercises can be done right at your desk and none require any equipment more complicated than a towel or a chair. They range from quick 5-minute breaks, to 30-minute sessions to do at home. There is also a section of lifestyle tips for adding yoga to your everyday life, such as become ambidextrous, strengthen your core, and balance your load. Blaine also recommends that you disconnect from technology when possible; she has made her Sundays computer free and was amazed at how restful and stress-reducing this practice has become. So, unkink that neck, stretch out those cramped fingers and enjoy sitting at your computer again.

2 Thoughts on “Yoga for Computer Users by Sandy Blaine

  1. Karen on July 7, 2008 at 9:32 pm said:

    I love the idea of becoming ambidextrous! Can you train yourself to do that?

    Sounds like a great book. I think employers should encourage everyone to take time to do these kinds of exercises. I was forced to take a computer vacation when my machine was in the shop recently, and boy was that tough. I think a lot of us are addicted to technology and don’t even know it. I told myself that people can live without the internet! It’s all about simplicity.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to checking this one out!

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