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Yoga for Computer Users

Computer users make up a good percentage of people who currently suffer from various types of chronic pain. After staying up late many nights in a row, awake until the early dawn, slouched in a chair, in front of a computer, typing for hours, with arms and wrist in one position - it's a situation where yoga can do wonders.

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Those who work almost 24/7 on their computers are prone to all types of pain. While some can take weeks off just to rest their bodies from the pain, those who make a living online are probably never going to take any kind of rest from their computer. However, when you spend a few hours each day practicing yoga instead of handling the computer, this may make a big difference.

Benefits of Yoga for Computer Users

Yoga is a form of exercise, physically, mentally and spiritually that can help to alleviate any chronic pain felt by anyone who spends too much time on the computer. Not only can yoga help decrease chronic pain your body accumulates from all the hours spent on the computer, it can also help to increase circulation, relieve eyestrain, eye fatigue and even headaches.

Writers who spend hours thinking and typing on the computer can use the relaxation and meditation exercises from yoga while their bodies will definitely appreciate the rest and the reduction of tension in the muscles. An hour of yoga each day, or even 3-4 hours a week is enough to help relieve computer users pain and discomfort.

Simple Poses on the Computer

Simple poses such as the kick back log on pose can be done while on the computer. In this pose, you stretch the arms behind the head, interlock the fingers and relax the elbows and shoulders. Breathe in and out slowly, as you stretch the elbows back. Then release as you exhale.

The email meditation pose can be done while on the computer. Slowly focus on your breathing and take note of your breathing sounds. Inhale and then hold your breath until you exhale twice the length of our time of inhalation.

Here are some yoga postures to be done off the computer:

Triangle Pose - Trikonasana

  1. Can also be done by standing against the wall with your feet two to three feet apart.
  2. Stretch up as you push the shoulders back, letting the arms hang by your side.
  3. Bend slowly and slide the right hand down your right side. As you do this, a slow breathing exercise should be done while you keep the hips at level and the shoulders steady.
  4. The head is turned to one side and count to 10 and inhale as you slowly return to the starting position.
  5. Keep your head balanced in a straight line with the body.
  6. Exhale and repeat, only this time on the other side.
Triangle Pose Video
VIDEO - Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) opens and stretches your entire body. Especially your lower back, sides, shoulders, hamstrings and calves. It's a great pose to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

Diamond Pose - Vajrasana

  1. kneeling on a soft area, knees closed.
  2. Push back to sit on your heels.
  3. Exhale and lift your leg while you tighten your buttocks.
  4. Stretch up using your hips,
  5. Keep your head balanced in a straight line with the body.
  6. Sitting in this position may give great benefits if practiced repeatedly.

Locust Pose - Salabhasana

  1. lying down flat on your stomach with your face and chin on the floor.
  2. Roll your hands into a fist and use your fist to help you lift yourself from your side or your thighs.
  3. Exhale and lift your leg while you tighten your buttocks.
  4. Stretch your legs to your back and high, keeping this position for as long as you can.
  5. Inhale and exhale and then return to your original position before going again.
Yoga for Computer Users Video
VIDEO - Here are some simple yoga stretches that you can practice to help relieve any pain and discomfort from long hours of computer use. Yoga can also help to increase circulation, relieve eyestrain, eye fatigue, and even headaches.

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