Yoga for computer users: healthy necks, shoulders, wrists, and hands in the postmodern age

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Rodmell Press,
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2008.
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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.
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9781930485198
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subject_facet Computer users -- Health and hygiene, Hatha yoga -- Therapeutic use, Overuse injuries -- Prevention
table_of_contents Pt. 1. Moving forward: the human body in the technological age -- Necessary steps and changes -- How yoga can help -- A healthy musculoskeletal system -- Chairs and the human back -- RSI: what and why -- The physiological effects of stress -- How to use this book -- Pt. 2. Desktop yoga -- Take a break! Balancing practice with computer time -- Practicing at work: issues and suggestions -- The poses: take a break from your computer -- Seated posture -- Seated mountain pose with basic arm stretch -- Reverse prayer pose -- Seated eagle pose -- Seated cow pose -- Seated back bend pose -- Seated twist pose -- Seated thread-the-needle -- Standing forward bend pose -- Seated forward bend pose -- Seated neck stretches -- Seated lion pose -- Chair dog pose -- Inverted legs relaxation pose -- Breathing awareness and meditation -- Pt. 3. Computer-free yoga -- Dedicated yoga practice for people who spend long hours at their computers -- More poses: away from the computer -- Standing side-stretch pose -- Supported spine-stretch pose -- Supported shoulder-stretch pose -- Downward-facing dog pose -- Gentle sleeping yogi pose -- Reclining twist pose -- Bound angle pose -- Letting go pose -- Pt. 4. Putting the poses together -- Yoga practice guidelines -- Cautions and working with injuries -- Optimizing benefits -- Yoga practice sequences -- Making space -- Take a break -- Working yogi -- Energizing practice -- Evening transition -- Pt. 5. Everyday yoga -- Yoga throughout the day -- Daily mindfulness practices for stress reduction and a healthy immune system.
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