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Join Me at The Rice House’s 2019 Whole Health Forum

Join Me at The Rice House’s 2019 Whole Health Forum

I’m excited to share that I’ve been asked to participate at the Rice House’s 2019 Whole Health Forum in Even Sapir. I’ll be leading a workshop on Monday, May 27th called “Ergonomics is Movement”, where we will explore integrating yoga as a preventive...
Stop Thinking about your Posture. Feel it.

Stop Thinking about your Posture. Feel it.

Is it Possible to Improve Poor Posture? Recently a friend surprised me by saying to my kids, “Your mother has been observing and criticizing my posture for over 30 years”. I hadn’t realized that my interest in posture and its effects on our interaction with the world...
More Yoga in Real Life.  The Beauty of Triangle Pose

More Yoga in Real Life. The Beauty of Triangle Pose

photo Ellen Buckstein Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) In rapelling,  it’s easy to understand the importance of finding that place where safety, balance, stability and ease combine to keep you performing at your peak without injury. You also need to preserve your...
Yoga in Real Life

Yoga in Real Life

Photo used with Permission Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall pose) On my street next to Jerusalem’s beautiful Haas Promenade it is not uncommon to see bus drivers taking a break in their bus’s shaded storage area.  But this morning I saw something that...
12 Questions to Increase Your Ergonomic Risk Awareness

12 Questions to Increase Your Ergonomic Risk Awareness

If you are uncomfortable at work, you might be risking your ability to ensure a secure livelihood for yourself and your family.  Have you identified the source of your discomfort? The questions below are designed to help you prevent loss of work time and income from...
Alternative Sitting Solutions

Alternative Sitting Solutions

Mix it Up. Have Different Seating Solutions around the Office. It’s an Investment in Productivity. Overloading the muscles by maintaining any static position for prolonged periods, increases our risk of ergonomic injury. Alternating sitting with standing...
Yoga Stretches You Can do at Your Desk

Yoga Stretches You Can do at Your Desk

Here are some stretches that you can do right at your desk to relieve shoulders and back that ache from hunching over your computer. Do these stretches in the middle of the day and not only will you feel invigorated, you will actually be reducing your risk of a work...
Product Review: The NetOne Chair by Ergotherapy

Product Review: The NetOne Chair by Ergotherapy

The chair is still king of the office. People often ask me why they a need a good office chair if the goal is to be standing much of the time.  Even if you have already moved to a sit-stand workstation the chair is still important. Neither standing nor sitting...
Why Adapt your Body when you can Change the Environment?

Why Adapt your Body when you can Change the Environment?

I love yoga and ergonomics because both are about adapting the situation to the needs of a real person and not the person to the situation. In ergonomics, it’s equipment and setup that must fit an individual’s needs. In yoga, it’s the poses....
How to Identify and Correct your Posture Type

How to Identify and Correct your Posture Type

Why is Correct Posture Important? Your spine functions best to transfer weight efficiently when it is in its neutral, or “S” shaped curve. Identifying your posture is the first step to reducing fatigue by lengthening short, tight muscles and strengthening weak,...