re: 5 Yoga Poses Every Dev Should Try VIEW POST

re: Heed these warnings well, folks. You do NOT want problems with those intervertebral discs becoming prematurely compressed (they'll already do that ...

What do you recommend sitting posture wise? I have a crappy chair I hate but I don't want to spend $500 on a new chair. Though I use it 10-12 hours DAILY.

What's your recommendation? I am exercising regularly (3-4 times a week). Mostly strength elements - calisthenics. I did try yoga though and I loved it. But I hardly can find motivation to do it daily or just regularly.


Bringing as much movement as you can remember to will help. Also, tractioning the spine (deadhangs from a pull-up bar) can work wonders!

do the reverse poses from what we mostly do, do you do so much sitting , then do yoga that make you do the reverse of sitting, like standing, backbending, twisting, an etc.I had bad headache before (in every morning) because I have my screen time and sitting during the day (8-5), then I do yoga regularly,joins some classes, then it's gone! no neeed fancy chair at all :)


There are a lot of good online resources for good ergonomics for tech workers -- find one and follow its guidance.

This one looks pretty good: techrepublic.com/article/10-ergono...

For me, it's all about keeping the spine aligned, shoulders relaxed and back (avoiding that rounded-shoulder tech worker slump), forearms parallel to the floor, keyboard closer to you so you're not reaching for it, and keeping the head and sightline to the monitor neutral -- you don't want to be looking down at your monitor like you do a cell phone. Basically avoid anything that's going to be putting a compressing force in one direction on your cervical vertebrae for extended periods of time.

I already experience the rounded-shoulder problem. I have been gaming since I was 8 years old when I started sitting in front of my PC all day. I become overweight and my shoulders are rounded. So that's crap. Though I lost the extra weight and now I am fit, I still have the same rounded shoulders. I haven't done anything to fix it though so yeah....

Thanks for your reply! Gotta check out that link!

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