Body Awareness Articles

Ergonomics
Body awareness can give you a tool to conquer fatigue and the bleariness that comes with sitting at a computer for too long. Understanding human anatomy, kinesology and physiology can contribute to a

Paolo Mascagni┬┤s Anatomia Universa star[offsite link]
A website dedicated to the anatomical illustrations of Paolo Mascagni. Shows skeletal muscle and visceral view of human anatomy. Beautifully designed and easy to use. Mascagni was a meticulous scientist whose main contributions are in the field of knowledge of the human lymphatic system. He proved that lymphatic system functions are directly related to absorption. In the process of mapping out this system, Mascagni illustrated other body systems.

Article about Frank Netter, Doctor and Illustrator star[offsite link]
Frank Netter was a physician with an artist┬┤s touch. Read about his life and see a few of his many illustrations of human anatomy.

Breathing for Posture and Focus star
Complete breathing is recognized by masters of Yoga, Stress control, Martial Artists and Pilates instructors as one of the primary approaches to building strength, focus, and postural awareness. These three items are primary compenents in developing good ergonomics.

Proprioception - Your Internal Mapping Tool star
This article describes the Proprioceptive Sense, the way the body informs us where we are in relation to ourselves. It relates this sense to Ergonomics and discusses how altered sensation may affect those with Repetitive Strain Injuries or Musculo Skeletal Injuries.

Rounded Shoulders star
Computer and desk workers often develop poor posture habits. A sign of poor posture is when your shoulders are rounded forward. Rounded shoulders can cause neck, shoulder and upper back pain. Here are a few tips to help you handle a rounded shoulder problem.

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