Hi, I’m Bettina. What I'm working on : Forget to slouch. Relaxing is freedom. Choose life.

Articles tagged “rsi”

Arm and Back Stretches

Because the last two stretching videos require that you move from your desk, this week I show you some arm stretches you can do sitting at your desk, in the subway, at the cafe waiting for your coffee, even standing in line.

Again, if you have any kind of pain, stretching may not help. Please go seek professional help, like a doctor, holistic or otherwise.

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ACTION STEP: Set your timer until your next 5-minute work break. When the timer goes off, try these exercises. (If you’re wondering why I ask you to set a timer–have you ever done any kind of exercise without scheduling it in? Scheduling in breaks where you stretch is part of the solution!) Stay as long in the stretch as it feels good to do so, breathing slowly and evenly.

Do this every day for one week, and let me know if you notice any difference.

Any other questions about yoga, meditation, or healthy living keep you up at night?

Let me know and I’ll answer you in next Thursday’s Q and A.

xoxo,

Bettina

3* tools for maintaining “yoga mind” while working

Watch my video below where I talk about the three* (ok, four!) tools I use to keep myself aware at work:

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Here are the direct links to download the three tools to remind you to take regular breaks:

Eyes Relax for your computer

Workrave for GNU/Linux & Windows

Pomodoro Widget for Android, following the Pomodoro Technique of working 25 minutes and resting 5 minutes

As for the fourth one, you don’t need a link for that 😉

ACTION STEP: Download and install one of the programs above–any one that appeals most to you and use it the next time you work.

If you’ve got any questions about yoga, meditation, healthy living, let me know and I’ll answer you in next Thursday’s Q and A video.

xoxo,

Bettina

How to bring your “yoga mind” to your desktop & workplace

This past week my friend A. asked me about how to prevent repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinoisis from working at the computer. Even if you don’t work with computers or your hands, what I have to say will help you bring your “yoga mind” to any kind of work you do.

What do I mean by “yoga mind”? Check out my video below to find out.

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ACTION STEP: In a spirit of compassion rather than judgment for yourself, ask yourself : How have you either ignored or didn’t pay attention to your body’s signals at work? And how can you start paying attention?

In the comments, tell me what you are going to change to bring your “yoga mind” off the mat.

If you’ve got any questions about yoga, meditation, healthy living, let me know and I’ll answer you in next Thursday’s Q and A video.

xoxo,

Bettina