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The Working from Home eBook

The Working from Home eBook

I’ve compiled an eBook about working from home specifically for those people working from the dining room table or sofa. Working remotely is here stay, and increasing your awareness is the best way to reduce your risk of fatigue and injury. Enter your email...
Adjust Your Workplace to You, Not The Other Way Around

Adjust Your Workplace to You, Not The Other Way Around

Are you working in unsafe postures instead of adjusting the workplace to suit your body? You are and should be the center of the story. Ergonomics is about making your environment work for you. The mistake that people make is they get this backwards and adjust their...
Mitigating Risks When Working from the Sofa

Mitigating Risks When Working from the Sofa

A while back I was on phone with tech support from a digital invoicing company.  When I heard kids in the background I asked if he was working at the kitchen table and he responded that no, he was working from the sofa.  I inquired whether he enjoyed working...
Remote Ergonomic Assessments – Do They Work?

Remote Ergonomic Assessments – Do They Work?

What is a person supposed to do?  On the one hand, you left your good furniture and equipment behind at work and are in pain from working long hours at your makeshift home office.  On the other hand, pandemic restrictions might not allow you or your employer...
The Ergonomics of Working From Home

The Ergonomics of Working From Home

If you began working from home (WFH) during the COVID-19 pandemic and are interested in knowing what your ergonomic risk is, you can start by checking in with your body.  If your body is fatigued, strained, hurting or even frozen in areas that felt fine when you...
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,...
Five Reasons to Practice Yoga (even if you’re not Flexible)

Five Reasons to Practice Yoga (even if you’re not Flexible)

“I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible.” That’s the first thing most people say when I mention that I’m a yoga teacher. I assume they are referring to their bodies. Mental flexibility is a requirement to do yoga.  Physical flexibility...
Ergonomics: Topics of Interest

Ergonomics: Topics of Interest

It’s been just over one year since I started the ergolife blog to help people manage and prevent the pain and injury that result from long hours spent on computers and hand held devices.  This partial summary of ergonomic topics covered in the past year can...