Yoga for computer users

Erica
RYT-200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher. Erica started practicing yoga daily to bring herself flexibility, strength and balance. She enjoys doing yoga on the mat in the room, in nature and at the sea side. Erica brings yoga from the mat to everyday life and it helps her to be balanced, non judgmental and to learn new things. She likes learning and challenges, and encourages students to challenge themselves, learn new asanas, practice and enjoy every minute of yoga.

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Our human bodies are developed to hunt and gather, to run and jump and climb to play hard and restfully, not being designed to be seated facing the computers for a long day. Due to the advancement in the current society, where computers play a major role in our daily work life. It is inevitable to face the computers for a long period of time during the day. This lifestyle, would eventually take a toll on our health in the long run, leading to spine and back problems, shoulder, neck and upper back tensions, and a variety of repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.

Due to our stressful work life, one of the greatest bodily effect of stress leads to a weakened immune system. Weakening the body’s natural capacity to prevent or recuperate from these injuries.

Tips for Regular computer work users :

-Pausing for regular stretching breaks when at the computer is a good beginning to offset the effects of extended computer usage. Regular stretching during breaks will result in long term benefits.

How Yoga can help and benefit :

-Yoga poses can be beneficial in offering countermovements to regular, injurious, “computer slump” posture, which bring about tension in the muscle and causing the back to ache through the increasing range of motion and circulation it brings to the body.

-Yoga is the remedy to the sluggishness of energy that take place in the body when one sit’s at the computer desk for extended periods of time.

-Yoga teaches the nervous system to turn off the stress response by offering a stress management system that interchange both physical exertion and deep relaxation.

Yoga Asanas for Regular computer work users:

-Seated Mountain pose with basic arm stretch (Parvotasana)

-Seated Reverse prayer pose (Paschima Namaskar)

-Seated Eagle pose (Garudasana)

-Seated Cow Pose (Gomukhasana)

-Seated Back Bend Pose …read more

Source: http://tirisulayoga.com/blog/yoga-for-computer-work-users/

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