More and more of us are spending many hours sitting in front of a laptop screen either at work or at home, or both. Our bodies are not built to be sedentary and ideally we are designed to use all of the muscles in our bodies. Interestingly enough we do adapt to new environments but we can also make it easier on our bodies by taking regular breaks away from our work stations, stretching regularly, eating lunch away from our desks in a quiet location and drinking plenty of wate
It's interesting to note in today's busy world that we are often drawn to activities that have more of a yang or heating effect on the body rather than investing time in activities that are more yin in nature. Yin activities cool and slow down the metabolism whist having a calming effect on the whole body. Think of eating yoghurt or cucumbers to cool the effects in your mouth of a hot spicy curry, they both compliment and balance each other!
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