When we are at our computers all day without proper alignment we are putting ourselves at risk to many aches and pains including carpal tunnel syndrome. But not to fret, yoga is the remedy. In fact “A study led by Marianne Garfinkel, Ed.D., a faculty lecturer at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and a yoga practitioner, has given credence to the idea that certain asanas can facilitate wrist rejuvenation.” Yoga takes a holistic approach and doesn’t make it just about the wrist but the whole body. For example, when we sit at our desks we should be aware that we are not rounding into a C-shape slump, compressing the nerves and blood vessels on the way to the arm. When we sit with bad posture eventually overtime our muscles, ligaments and tendons in the chest and neck shorten. When we slump we constrict our back ribs essentially making it harder to breath. Often we also under utilize parts of our body and end up overcompensating in other areas, which makes us force down on the keyboard even more than we need to.
Yoga brings it all together. Not only in our posture and breath but going even deeper into looking at where you are holding tension in the body and how you can release it. For me that is the beauty of yoga, my practice really allows me to tap into that feeling that everything is connected.