On November 30, 2010 by Anand Subramanian. · 4 comments so far
A lot is being said and written about IT professionals and yoga. All IT professionals do their work from desktops and laptops and this sedentary lifestyle has given rise to a whole lot of health issues. And one of the most common heath issues that is plaguing these computer professionals is backache and neck ache. Are you someone who has to spent long hours in front of the computer at your workplace? If you are then you need to take care of your back and neck before things get out of hand. And it is the yoga positions that will help you to tackle the pain.
Talking about IT professionals and yoga, the first yoga position that comes to mind is the Diamond posture that is known as Vajrasana. Lay a carpet on the floor and kneel on it with your knees close together. Next you will need to sit back on the heels and stretch up from the hips. Make sure you balance your head well and the line through your ear, shoulder, elbow and the hip is straight. Sit in this posture for some time. This posture has great benefits and will provide relief from stiff neck and back.
Another yoga position that comes to mind when thinking of IT professionals and yoga is the Dog Stretch. It is also known as the Adho Mukha Svanasana. Lie with your face down and stretch back your legs. Pull back your knees and tighten the buttocks. Place your hands below the shoulder and exhale. While exhaling lift your head and then the chest, shoulder and the torso pushing down from the pelvis and straighten your arms. Right from the back of the head to the tailbone, your body needs to be curved back. Push your shoulder down and back. Push back your head. Stay in this position as long as you can breathe normally. Then come down gradually and relax.
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