If you already thought I was weird, this post will confirm your suspicions.
I’ve written about desk ergonomics for writers before. I’ve also posted about my love of the treadmill shelf that allows me to write while walking at a slow pace, thereby putting my back at ease. But let’s face it, there is only so much time I can spend on my treadmill. After all, I’m not participating in March Across America While Keyboarding.
Unfortunately, when I work at my desk, my back doesn’t always cooperate.
So I started thinking: what might be the best position to assume while writing, one that sets my weary back at ease?
Oh, Yoga Yoda, Can You Help Me, Pretty Please?
Enlightened me, this sage Master did.
Allow me to share his suggestions, along with his commentary, in increasing pose complexity:
Downward Dog Yoda
“A basic, yet always reliable, back pleaser one finds.”
Upward Dog Yoda
“Ah, pleasure, the clenched butt is.”
Warrior Two Yoda
“Clever, but caution one needs. Tricky, the typing may be.”
“A wise practitioner sides will switch. If not, one leg becomes tree trunk, while other limb becomes twig.”
The Crow Yoda
“Most challenging perhaps, of all. In this position, skin-to-skin contact suggests I. Otherwise, face-first onto laptop one falls.”
The Plow Yoda
“For this pose, photo from Wikimedia Commons will use. Know you better one must, before posting picture of own butt in air.”
Ah, so many options. So much serenity.
Do any of you suffer back pain when confined to a desk? What positions do you assume? Do you do yoga? With Yoda?
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