Chronic headaches, foggy brain, and even pressure behind the eyes can result from long hours at the computer and a lack of mobility in the neck and shoulders. This is a basic exercise prescription for improving circulation to the neck and head, as well as tips for better typing and driving ergonomics.
Effective, Informative & Inspirational
By Trixie Fontaine on May 28, 2012
Katy Bowman gives clear, prescriptive, simple exercises. She demonstrates them and explains how they work to improve body mechanics and fix common problems. The production value is excellent - you can see and hear everything without distractions.
I love being guided through stretching routines so I've been in classes and watched many dvd's, but nobody taught me these movements before. From the Shoulders Up isn't like a stretch workout or long choreographed routine, it's more like a series of lessons and demos to take time with and integrate into daily life. The Floor Angel has been particularly helpful to me.
I got this because of my chronic headaches and super-tight shoulder and neck muscles. Watching and doing these exercises is helping significantly and increasing my awareness throughout the day of my posture. The coolest part for me is actually her talk about the body as a machine, and how we aren't given an owner's manual for it. Then she teaches (in simple language)how our machines can function in healthy ways. She's inspiring and helpful in very concrete ways.
She's also smart and awesome and has a cool site and "Katy Says" blog, where you can see that's she's funny, too. I will definitely buy and/or rent more of her stuff and follow her on twitter and her site.