Mary Schatz, who some of you may know as the YogaMD, has released an iPhone app that is claiming to help with pain caused by sitting long hours at a computer – like many of us do! Mary is the author of the best-selling yoga book Back Care Basics, the Computer Relief, so she should know a thing or two about exercises and movements that can be done to relieve pain.
The app teaches users easy and gentle yoga poses and practices that immediately improve posture, breathing, and stress levels at work or at home. Presented in a detailed and vibrant audio-visual format, the application provides instructions on how to sit tall, stand tall, stretch, and relax. It also includes YogAlertTM, a built-in reminder system that users can set to encourage regular practice and breaks. Computer Relief (Computer Rx) users will develop therapeutic habits that prevent injury, build core strength, and eliminate stress, all without leaving their work space.
Actually, I think this could be a really good app – and if the PR people who let me know about the app are willing to get me a review copy of the app, I’ll give it a go and let you know what it’s likes – who knows, we could all be doing stretches, reps, and rotations at our desks soon!
Computer Rx – YogaMD/£1.79 [iTunes link]