Article by Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher
Office work can cause several health problems, which yoga seeks to address. One good example is the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that affects the wrist of people who spend long hours on a computer.
When performed with correct elbow, shoulder, and wrist alignment, yoga asanas can help ease the pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A yoga exercise that can relieve the tension from the tight hamstrings, lower back, and hip flexors is excellent for relieving back pain caused by sitting for a long time in an office chair.
Tensions can be released and an inspiring mood can be triggered with simple yoga exercises. Usually, frequent computer users experience pain and tension in the hands that uses the mouse, arms, shoulders, elbows, back, or neck. They also get eye problems, lethargy, and headaches that are also caused by tensions due to prolonged computer use. All these health problems keep an officer worker from carrying out his tasks efficiently.
Suffering from chronic pain in the back, neck, wrists, shoulders, hips, or knees? You are not alone. According to research, 80 percent of Americans experience lower back pain that is serious enough to necessitate taking pain relievers and consulting a health care specialist. Lower back pain placed seventh among the top reasons for hospitalizations in the United States in 1988.
Back pain is the leading cause of absenteeism among workers, and this costs businesses a whopping billion every year in medical benefits and lost productivity.
Short-term or acute lower back pain occurs from a few days to few weeks. Majority of cases of acute back pain are mechanical, usually caused by arthritis or trauma to the lower back. Back pain from trauma can be a result of sports injury, doing household chores, stress on spinal tissues and bones, and car accidents.
Back pain symptoms include restricted flexibility and range of movements, stabbing pain, muscle pains, and difficulty to stand straight. Back pain can also be caused by injury or disorder somewher e else in the body.
Yoga can enhance your body awareness, help you let go of unhealthy habits, train you to release tension, and lengthen your spine. It also works the muscles that are important in supporting the spine for a long time without pain. However, if a yoga pose is hurting you, stop doing it.
About the Author
Dedicated to unlocking the Real Secrets of Back Pain.
Free Video Reveals No 1 Secret to Losing Your Back Pain with Yoga. Go here for more information.
http://www.goodbyetobackpain.com/secrets has the tips and guides you need to be successful in losing your Back Pain today tomorrow and whenever you have the need. Our guides are methods that work and are in use by many former Back Pain Sufferers. Join us at http://www.goodbyetobackpain.com/secrets for your FREE video.
Yoga practice, Thailand Feb 2011
Gali and Liz after Gali’s yoga class at Trinity Yoga studio, Samui
Video Rating: 5 / 5