Calgary, AB (PRWEB) June 7, 2006
With computers such an inescapable element of the modern workplace, aches and pains in the neck, back, wrists and shoulders have become a bothersome companion for millions of working people. A new book, Yoga for the Desk Jockey, offers simple at-your-desk yoga exercises that reduce the aches and pains associated with computer work in just minutes each day (http://www.yogaforthedeskjockey.com).
“Over the years I’ve collected and adapted yoga techniques that help release tension and ease the strains of computer work,” says Susi Hately Aldous, a former ergonomics consultant who became a certified yoga instructor and now owns a yoga studio called Functional Synergy in Calgary. “Yoga for the Desk Jockey features fun and effective ways of moving, stretching and breathing that can easily be performed in ordinary office clothing by the average person.”
Yoga for the Desk Jockey begins where Ms. Hately Aldous’s previous consulting on office ergonomics left off. “Even in companies that had installed good equipment, people were still experiencing various kinds of pain,” she says. “Meanwhile in the yoga classes I was teaching, I asked people to try various yoga poses, breathing and meditation techniques while at work and report back to me how they felt during the day. They all said they felt less pain and were less irritable with co-workers.”
The more than 25 simple yoga exercises in the book include breathing, stretching and stress-release techniques that can be performed before leaving for work, while commuting, taking a break, finishing the work day, heading home, pausing before sleep and more. Results include greater productivity, an increased experience of comfort and less reliance on medication, alcohol, street drugs or surgery to manage pain.
Yoga for the Desk Jockey by Susi Hately Aldous, ISBN 0973889403, costs $19.99 (Canadian) and can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com or at http://www.yogaforthedeskjockey.com. Corporate bulk rates for the book are available.
For: Functional Synergy, Inc., Suite 102, 6323 Bowness Road NW, Calgary, AB, T3B 0E4.
Contact: Susi Hately Aldous (866) 229-2645 or (403) 229-2617
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