Short Videos for the Tech Worker

Short Videos for the Tech Worker

Enjoy our series of techworker videos where we focus on a particular part of your body that may be tight and tense from long hours at the computer. Come back and do these stretches often.

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Short Videos for the Tech Worker
  • Somatic Relief for a Tight IT Band with James Knight

    A common complaint of Runners is a tight IT Band (Iliotibial Tract) which is the myofascial connective tissue that runs along the outside of your thigh. But, even Deskworkers can experience this tightness after sitting too long. Here's an effective way to release - the Somatic way!

  • Stretches for Low Back Pain - Do them Right Now! with Justine Shelton

    If you suffer from low back pain after sitting for extended periods of time, you might have a tight Quadratus Lumborum (QL). This muscle, deep within your back, can get chronically contracted and cause you discomfort and pain. One of the most effective ways to release this tension is by lateral ...

  • Innovative Back Twist Sequence with James Knight

    Designed by James Knight, Certified Hanna Somatic Educator, the "Lighthouse" Somatic sequence helps to wring out tension and tight muscles by a series of unique upper and lower body twisting movements. Originally designed to be done sitting on the floor, James Knight and Sherry Zak Morris demons...

  • Headaches: Learn How to Release Trigger Points with Jim Merrick

    Headache? It is most likely not caused by something in your head, but rather the tight constriction of the muscles that hold it up! Find out why your neck and shoulders are so tight, and how you can release them to find relief for your headache! Neuromuscular Therapist Jim Merrick and Chair Yoga ...

  • Causes of Neck Tightness: Let's Look at the Levator Scapula with James Knight

    Scrunching up of the shoulders is common in deskworkers, knitters, gardeners and just about everyone. The key muscle that lifts the shoulders up towards the ears is the Levator Scapulae and they can get so over-taxed that your body starts to infuse mineral salts into the muscle to help it stay e...

  • Loosening Up Your Tight Trapezius Muscle in Creative Ways with Jim Merrick

    If your "Traps" are tight as a rock and your neck mobility is compromised, then you can benefit from some focused attention in this area. Whether you sit for hours on the computer, or find yourself hunched over in your favorite activities, the Trapezius muscle is always at work! So, take a few mi...

  • Somatic Chair Yoga Sequence to Get you Moving with Sherry Zak Morris

    How can we re-capture and enjoy the fluidity of movement again? Let's get inspired by 70+ year old Carmen, who I caught dancing in my yoga studio lobby! She demonstrates the easy flow of simple movements. And to get you started, I added a Somatic Chair Yoga Flow that everyone can do sitting down!...

  • A Miracle Moment with Hanna Somatics Expert James Knight

    Do you believe that your physical limitations can be conquered? (Have faith and watch this to the very end!) Instead of doing mindless exercises or following a PT script... try Somatic Exploration and reconnect your mind with your body. Enjoy this Miracle Shoulder-Opening Moment guided by James K...

  • Tight/Frozen Shoulders: Infraspinatus Muscle Working Too Hard! with Jim Merrick

    Reasons and Remedies for Tight/Frozen Shoulders: Infraspinatus Muscle is working too hard!