Monday, March 07, 2005

Body Awareness at Your Computer

Are you aware of what you experience internally after many hours at your desk? Or has your brain shut out your perception of your body and the space around you? Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk, a mesmerized robot, typing away until your deadline is met?

Awake and Aware at Work
Some tools I used to maintain an awake, aware work state are breathing techniques.

Most bodywork and movement techniques either center their work on the breath, or use the breath for smooth facilitation of change in body tissues.

If you have ever had deep tissue massage, and your therapist “found the spot”, or gave you “a good hurt”, they may have suggested that you breathe deeply to help you get through the pain. Deep breathing can be very anesthetic. Natural childbirth methods are another example of the anesthetic nature of breathing.

Breathing - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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