Author(s): Carol Krucoff; Tracy Gaudet (Foreword by)
Everyday activities like using the computer, iving home from work, and even relaxing with a good book round our bodies forward, creating pain and tension in the neck and shoulders. And given how much time we spend hunched forward in this digital age, it's no wonder that 10 to 20 percent of us have persistent or chronic neck pain. Author Carol Krucoff suffered from debilitating neck pain for years before creating a yoga-based self-care program that eliminated her problem entirely. In Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain, she shares her revolutionary techniques for relieving this common and often disabling problem and also addresses disorders associated with neck pain, including headaches, breathing problems, and digestive issues. Readers learn how to align their bodies properly when using a computer, talking on the telephone, and doing other activities that may potentially cause neck and shoulder pain. The book features simple yoga-based neck and shoulder exercises readers can do at work or at home to release muscle tension and relax when they begin to feel pain. Readers also discover how they can create an easy daily yoga practice to increase flexibility and prevent tension.