Yoga for Computer Users
Author: Sandy Blaine
More and more people depend on computers for work and entertainment, which means more and more
hours spent slumped in a chair—and more and more hand, wrist, shoulder, neck, and lower back injuries.
In Yoga for Computer Users, Sandy Blaine offers a program of preventive self-care. She presents 24
illustrated poses and breathing and relaxation techniques that increase range of motion, improve posture,
and restore vitality. They can be practiced regardless of age or yoga experience, and are combined in
sequences, ranging from quick 5-minute stretching breaks to a 15-minute practice at the computer, to 30-
minute at-home sessions designed for morning energy and evening relaxation. A special "Everyday Yoga"
section presents lifestyle tips that help you learn to alternate mouse hands, schedule computer-free days
each week, and make time for joy.
Sandy Blaine has been teaching yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1993. In 1995, she graduated
from the Advanced Studies Program at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, California, and joined the faculty in
2000. She cofounded and codirects the Alameda Yoga Station. Her writing has appeared in Yoga Journal,
Yoga + Joyful Living, and Ascent Magazine. She lives in Oakland, California.