Yoga teacher and author Susanne Lidang is current with a new book focusing on yoga for our back, neck and shoulders. The body is not built to sit on a chair and look into a screen – day after day all year. Therefore, many people experience problems with both stiffness and pain in the back, neck and shoulders.
“Look out over an office environment, and you will see a hilly landscape: bent-back office bodies with curved backs, shoulders pulled up under the ears, and the head – which weighs roughly the same as a bowling ball – placed in front of the body like turtles. The result of our sedentary work in front of the computer is not surprising that many of us over time experience problems with both stiffness and pain in the back, neck and shoulders.
I am not claiming that yoga is necessarily a fancy miracle cure that can completely remedy the disharmony. But having said that, as a yoga teacher, I see time and time again how people can alleviate the problems of simple, effective yoga exercises. The stiff office neck is softened, the bad shoulder is more mobile, and the lower back pain subsides – if not completely disappears, “writes Susanne Lidang.