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The Plough Pose

I sit in front of the computer a lot and you would think that it is safe to do so. Not so if you have been doing for a long time. I have been experiencing near life-threatening (according to ME, it is life threatening) pain around the shoulders and neck area. I'm OK during the mornings and through most afternoons but by 3pm, I can't bear sitting down anymore. I just wanna throw the chair into the computer so that I don't have to sit on that chair.

Based on my experience, I don't know about everyone else, but the Plough pose really loosens up the muscles around the shoulder and neck area. Do it with the wall behind you if you are JUST STARTING to do this. It can be uncomfortable for first-timers.



p.s. You will also find it funny to be looking straight at your love handles around your tummy and they are just like....spilling out into your face. You'll also be looking at your crotch too...something we don't do all the time. Hopefully. I don't know why I find this funny. But then again, I find a lot of things funny. =)

Anyway, to do it safely, try following the instructions in this video. One more thing, RESPECT PAIN. If it gets painful, do not force it.

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