Is the nagging pain in your neck and back distracting you and draining your energy?
Press PAUSE on your busy life with this free 10 minute "Yoga at My Desk" video to instantly feel better!
Do you upper back or neck pain when working at your desk? So many of us do!
Part of the reason for this is because when we are working on the computer we tend to slouch: letting our shoulders and head roll forward. This takes us out of the natural S curve of the spine into a rounded C curve. When this happens our muscles have to work harder to hold us upright and our head gets heavier and heavier.
In fact, for every inch your head moves forward of your shoulders it’s weight increases by approximately 10 pounds!
This extra weight means the upper back and neck muscles have to work extra hard leading to extra tension and discomfort. This extra work can drain our energy and zap our productivity. This makes it extra important to take Yoga Breaks throughout our day to reset our posture and ease the impact of sitting. Click here to learn more about the effects of sitting on our bodies, minds, and spirit.
This effective move will simultaneously stretch your chest and shoulder muscles while activating your upper back and arm muscles. This is key for helping you hold a stronger posture for less pain instantly and long term.
Another amazing thing about this move is that it will instantly help you feel more alert and present. When we shrink into the rounded, computer posture we are closing in ourselves which immediately impacts our mood and emotional state.
Thankfully we have moves like this one to help us lift our hearts and feel bright and awake. Posture has a direct impact on our mood and vice versa, so taking posture breaks like this one are a great way to help ourselves stay in a happy place emotionally.
Want to learn other ways to turn your workstation into a wellness station? Check out the Yoga at My Desk Course here and learn how to move, stretch and breathe your way to more vitality at work.