Have you ever spent several hours a day at your office, or school desk only to leave feeling physically worn out? Chances are, you’re feeling stiff and tired, perhaps a headache or even your back hurts.
The physical toll comes often in the form of an injury or chronic pain. Bodily damage from our eight to five is the result of tiny imperfections in our sitting habits building up over time — maybe we have bad posture when we email or inadvertently hold our breath when reading from our computer. If you spend an average of eight hours each day in front of a screen (and that’s not counting browsing in your free time), that’s well over 2,000 hours a year. While a little bit of slouching now and then isn’t so bad, drawn out over thousands of hours our bad work habits can cause serious harm.
Fortunately there’s a hack for our habits, that dates back to around 500 BC, YOGA. Whether you’re texting (Tech neck), seat slumper, or even working on a standing desk, my YOGA routine will help heal the damage caused by any techno-centric, workaholic lifestyles. Through repetition this yoga practice will help prevent problems, reduce back pain, improve your posture, decrease stress, and leave you feeling more energized, clear minded and refreshed. Do it once a day or as often as time allows during your work time.