Another repetitive stress injury is tension headache - the kind of headaches we get from sitting for long hours in front of the computer. The tight median nerve - as described in my last blog can not only cause carpel tunnel syndrome - but as this nerve starts in the neck it also can cause tension headaches. When neck and shoulders are tight the likelihood of ending up with a headache is very high. Our muscles on the sides of the neck hurt, our eyes hurt and we experience tension headaches. Here you can see what it is and what you can do without going getting into all kinds of great yoga poses for tension headaches - enjoy! http://youtu.be/l38x2UHUAOE
Remember repetitive stress injury or RSI is also known as repetitive strain injury, repetitive motion injuries, repetitive motion disorder (RMD), cumulative trauma disorder (CTD), occupational overuse syndrome, overuse syndrome, and regional musculoskeletal disorder and is a range of painful or uncomfortable conditions of the muscles, tendons, nerves and other soft tissues. RSI is usually caused by repetitive use of a certain part of the body, or by the lack of use. So Tension headaches can be the result of RSI. Tension headaches occur when neck and scalp muscles become tense, or contract. The muscle contractions can be a response to stress, depression, a head injury, and anxiety. Any activity that causes the head to be held in one position for a long time without moving can cause a headache. Such activities include typing or other computer work, fine work with the hands, and using a microscope.
Yoga poses that help you when you have tension headaches are again the shoulder socket rotation, the neck movements done gently while coordinating breath and movement AND eye exercises. Here are the 1 minute videos of yoga poses for tension headaches:
And as always I am very happy to hear from you how you are going with this. Look forward to hearing from you. Have a brilliant day. - Shakitprem