More info also on "Yoga for Artists" posts here on the blog. These include simple stretches to try:
UPDATE July 16, 2105
Study indicates prolonged sitting increases cancer risk for women..
and here is link for more info on one of these studies by Dr. Alpha Patel for the American Cancer Society
UPDATE AUGUST 3, 2015
Video from Business insider... The perfect chair..
UPDATE AUGUST 20, 2015
"Animators Guide to Health and Wellness, Part 1" Post from "Flooby Nooby" animation blog with lots of photo reference and diagrams for stretches specifically to help artists avoid repetitive motion injuries...
UPDATE SEPT 7, 2015
"Desk Diseases Medical Guidebook from 1826" via the Medical Heritage Foundation Library.
It's not just a modern-day problem...https://archive.org/details/treatiseondeskdi00wall
UPDATE NOV 14, 2015
"Text Neck is becoming an Epidemic" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/11/20/text-neck-is-becoming-an-epidemic-and-could-wreck-your-spine/?postshare=341447365134498&tid=ss_fb
UPDATE NOV 19, 2015
UPDATE DEC 2, 2015
"A Simple Pose to Counter Tech Neck"https://yogainternational.com/article/view/a-simple-pose-to-counter-tech-neck
Easy steps to try... in your chair or at your desk.. to get release from Tech Neck.
UPDATE DEC 16, 2015
Article on iPhone use effect on posture.. from NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/opinion/sunday/your-iphone-is-ruining-your-posture-and-your-mood.html?smid=fb-nytwell&smtyp=cur&_r=0
Illustration by Tim Lahan.. NY Times
Learn more about the Psosas and neighboring anatomy with this quiz...
And here's a link to a simple restorative option to help release the psoas... from You Tube post on Yoga for Low Back Health by Julian Walker
TED animation on "The Hidden Risks of Sitting"
These links might inspire a desire to look into creating a standing work station....
UPDATE JUN 7, 2016
You Tube clip from ASAP Science.. "How is Your Phone Changing You?"...Text Neck anyone?
UPDATE DEC 12, 2016
Ninja yoga you can do in your chair... no one will know!