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ERIC Number: ED459162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Yoga Asanas for the Relief and Prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Beleu, Steve
This collection of yoga asanas (exercises) can help relieve the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and help prevent CTS among people who work on computer terminals. For maximum benefit, the exercises should be practiced daily or on as regular a schedule as possible. They are not intended to replace surgery or a physician's prescribed care. They are intended to be performed in an office environment. Bare feet are recommended. Advice about performing yoga asanas includes: adjust the asanas to one's natural abilities; if something hurts, stop doing it; challenge oneself, but respect one's limits; and keep a good supply of oxygen going into and coming out of the lungs. The exercises provided are tadasana; namaste, in front; namaste, behind the back; urdhva hastasana; half-garudasana; and uttanasana. Resources for obtaining more information about yoga and CTS are provided. (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Libraries, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Pain Control; Yoga