Yoga for KUVillagers.

[Editor’s Note: This article was written and produced by the CTL’s Annesa Hartman.]

Hello! I’m Annesa Hartman, the Lead Content Developer for Kaplan Universities Center for Teaching and Learning.  I bet that many of you, like me, spend a lot of time in front of a computer.  And, especially during the KU Village Online Conference where you don’t want to miss any of its back-to-back presentations.  However, while working at a computer can fill our brains, it’s not the best place to keep our bodies in healthy order.  An ergonomic chair and proper positioning of our posture in front of a computer can help immensely (click figure for larger version) and there is something to be said for getting up on occasion and taking a walk to elongate the spine and stimulate muscle function and blood flow.


5 responses to “Yoga for KUVillagers.

  1. Thank you Annesa! This is something we really need! Can you send me a daily reminder? 🙂 I think there’s an app for that! 🙂 See you at KU Village 2011!


  2. Holli Vah Seliskar

    Thank you Annesa…this is a great way to relax as we work at our desks all day! Best, Holli Vah Seliskar 🙂

  3. Great reminder, Annesa. Chair yoga is actually a wonderful and easy practice to keep us computer workers from collapsing completely – lol. Yoga has been part of my life for many years, so taking breaks to stretch, do sun salutation or forward bends is just part of my every day activity. May I add that deep, slow breathing helps to oxygenate our bodies and keep our brains functioning. How often do we forget to breathe.

  4. The breathe is so important….it can calm and center you. When feeling stressed or frazzled (and who doesn’t sometimes) returning to the breath can help calm you. Great reminder Ellen. And thank you for the information and video Annesa. From one yogi to another, Namaste.

  5. Thanks for the lovely comments 🙂

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