Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.6 (53 votes)
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This class helps prevent and heal the problems that are caused by sitting at the computer. We move through shoulder and neck stretches that zero in on key muscles that are affected by chronic computer use. Then, strengthening exercises help realign the body reducing pain and discomfort.

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga at Work


Stretch and strengthen
Stretch01 5 years ago

I have to say how much I love this workout. It has helped me manage pain and stiffness in my neck and back from a pinched nerve and working at a PC all day. The stretches really help you open up the neck and back, and the strengthening helps prevent further tightness and improve posture. It's a favorite routine, thanks David. This one really hits the spot(s).

Looking Forward to This Site ALL Day
lisabpowell 8 years ago

I work in a very stressful job. I am a Mental Health Counselor in a high security residential facility. The work is physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually draining. Then, since I live in Los Angeles, have an hour and a half commute home.

So, all day long I just kept soon as I get home I'm throwing on my exercise clothes and trying a new video. Boy, it felt so good to do "Sun Salutation" and "Downward Facing Dog" among other poses. I try to get my residents to practice Yoga breathing and at least some gentle stretching - but they are so resistant. My hope is that I will move in to another job opportunity where my clients will be willing to try some of the simplest exercises and realize the benefits to their mental health as well as all other components.

So, once again, thank you for this web site. It truly makes my day!

All my best,

Pinched Nerve and De-generative Disc Disease
David Procyshyn 8 years ago

This is exactly what we're here for, Lisa. I'm so happy to hear that this has helped you. I wish you the best as you have your pain and discomfort addressed.
Take care,

Pinched Nerve and De-generative Disc Disease
lisabpowell 8 years ago

I am so glad I found this site! I have been diagnosed with the above issues and go for my first cortisone injection next Monday. Needless to say I am not excited. As soon as I got home from work today, I put this video on and immersed myself in the beauty of stretching.
I don't know if my damage is from 40 years of slamming a tennis ball, writing and working on the computer, or carrying most of my tension in my shoulders and neck - but I am in pain 90% of the time.
I don't have time to make it to Yoga classes at the moment. But starting today, I will put on a video and start enjoying the relaxation and workout I get from practicing the art of Yoga.