Yoga Poses for IT (information technology) Professionals

Yoga Poses for IT professionals

I have been working as an online marketing manager since last 6 years and most of my friends are belong to IT field. Being an information technology guy, usually we have to seat up to 12 hours a day in-front of computer. Every day, I found few of my friends complaining about back pain, neck pain, headache, etc… This is not new for the people working in IT field but it is not small thing. At the age of 26-30 years, when you start facing such problem, this is red alarm for us and we really need to think on how to recover from this pain (permanently).

Yoga is my hobby and I am practicing few poses since last couple of years. This is why I started this group discussion at Linkedin entitled: Kindly share best yoga pose for the people working in IT field.

I am very happy to receive overwhelming response from yoga teachers, yoga coach and yoga experts who not only shared their views but also send email explaining various yoga poses that can really help people to recover from back pain, neck pain etc.

Here I have cited few suggestions from that discussion: 

Janis Goad from Vancouver, Canada is an energy worker, writer and teacher suggest…

Yoga Pose recommendations

I am really thankful to Leo Peppas for such a detailed explanation and recommendation about various yoga poses. You can find his suggestion here:

Yoga Pose Recommendations for IT Professionals

I received email from Veena Grover,RYT from orange county California. Who is certified ananda yoga instructor. Here is her message:

Jignesh,Mountain pose in my opinion is great,simple & beneficial for shoulders, back,neck & calves.Pressing your feet don & lifting your upper body up & shoulders away from the ears.
Triangle Pose is great for opening the hips,heart & stretching the whole body. Blessings Jignesh. Good Luck. Veena

At last, I just want to say that professional life is very important for us but we should also take care of our health. I strongly recommend to all my friends working in IT field for reviewing this discussion and practice recommended yoga poses at least few minutes a day or on weekend.

Live healthy with Yoga !!

Updates: 8th Nov 2012

I really thankful to all linkedin members sharing wonderful tips and yoga poses for IT professionals. Recently i found this useful tips by Mr. Gulshan Kumar – Who earned masters of science degree in Yoga. He said…

Seating in front of computer for 8-10 hours a day in same posture leads to

(i) disuse of major body organs/ parts
(ii) overuse of eye muscles, tendons / ligaments/ small muscles of hands and cervical region of the spine as well as shoulder region,

which in turn leads to pains / spasms, due to the above imbalance.

Curative Measure:
Yogic Sukshma Vyayamaa is a unique system of exercises which can derive extremely tangible benefits. It is the only system of exercises which covers each and every part of the body with a specific type of breathing in a specific type of position with a specific point of mental concentration is prescribed. This system was designed by Swami Dhirendra Brahmachaari. Reference: Dhirendra Brahmachari Sukshma Vyayama Subtle Yoga

There is no need to do all the exercises in a one class. We can break up these 48 exercises into 3-4 sets which can be alternated on alternative days with different set(s). I have seen wonderful results of these exercises in my clients.

Preventive Measures:
Correct sitting posture
Correct Gait/ Body Language
Correct sitting Chair without support for back of neck.
Intermittent walk after a break of 45 minute with mouth and eye wash with fresh water to prevent eyes fatigue.
* times Eyes Palming for relaxation / progressive relaxation one time a day even while sitting in front of PC.

I think the above points shall be of some clue to help you in this regard.


6 thoughts on “Yoga Poses for IT (information technology) Professionals

  1. Mountain pose [Tad-asana} is great pose for alignment.Keep your feet together,just couple inches apart,Ankles,heels,thighs together,engaging your core muscles & also incorporating your root chakra,which is behind your tail bone.pressing your feet don to lift your upper body up,shoulders relaxed,face & jaw calm & soft.Soft eyes & focus internal.Breathe through nose & exhale through mouth slowly.Let the breath lead you to lift your arms up & exhale shoulders back in the socket.Stay in this position,few minutes,according to your comfort level. Blessings, Veena

  2. Tad-asana is very important pose,which is called also Mountain Pose.
    Pushing your feet down & lift your upper body up.Rooting down,lift you up & person feels stable,aligned & relaxed.Must breathe through nose.Imagine,inhale breath is going to the toes & exhale releasing the tension & surrendering yourself to higher power.Feet must be in alignment.Engage your root chakra,when you inhale,lift up & exhale Relax.Soft eyes,neck & shoulders relaxed.

    1. Thank you for your reply Serena, yea it is very important for people like us working in IT field to keep practicing such yoga poses that can really help a lot in healing back pain, neck pain and provide stability to muscles.

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