PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Michael Annunziata West Babylon
yoga instructor, promotes a current article in The Huffington Post that calls all professionals to undo the damage of their desk job through a series of helpful yoga poses. The article notes, "You may joke that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true. And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career [it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging] there's another danger lurking in the office: Sitting."
Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor and owner of Yoga Solutions studio, adds, "A highly sedentary lifestyle is commonly associated with shorter life span and an increased risk of diseases, including heart disease and chronic diabetes, along with other serious health conditions." The report states, "As most desk jockeys know [and feel], sitting over a keyboard for hours can contribute to tightness in the hips and legs, in addition to neck, shoulder and back pain and discomfort. Camping out all day at a desk can also create an unhealthy posture - which you take with you when you leave for the day - in which the back and shoulders hunch down and the neck protrudes forward."
The article spotlights Vyda Bielkus, certified yoga instructor and founder of Health Yoga Life studio in Boston. "There are a lot of very negative physical reactions created when the body's not in movement," she said. "Between sitting eight hours a day and then being in the elevator looking at your smartphone, you're totally misaligning the spine."
Because of this misalignment, Michael Annunziata, West Babylon instructor, points out that the mind-body connection is more important than ever. "If you sit at a desk all day long, it's important to know how to release that stress and listen to your body," he said. The article states that "Yoga postures that target areas of tension can be an effective antidote to many desk-job ailments, according to Bielkus. And, as an added bonus, mind-body practice may help address the damaging stress of a high-pressure job by helping to calm the mind and quiet racing thought patterns."
Annunziata shares helpful yoga postures, including Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Mountain Pose (Tadasana), Fish Pose (Matsyasana) and more. "These poses help release tension in various parts of the body that are continuously damaged by sitting in a desk job all day," he said. According to the article, the Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana) provides a soothing feeling of release - "making the pose therapeutic for stress and anxiety - and with the added arm bind, this stand forward bend variation provides a deep shoulder stretch as well." Michael Annunziata, West Babylon instructor, encourages the Cat and Cow pose (Marjaryasana and Bitilasana) for an effective headache reliever.
Michael Annunziata West Babylon
yoga instructor, founded Yoga Solutions, a studio that offers numerous yoga services. The studio provides classes ranging from hot and warm yoga to hot pilates, restorative yoga, aerial yoga, barre and pilates infused classes, kids' yoga and much more. Annunziata values proper alignment and a mindfulness approach to yoga, a philosophy that encourages students to listen to their bodies and to perform modifications based on their skill level to avoid injury.