Almost every day someone asks me about the cause of their pain.
If the person is complaining about right shoulder pain, I ask them if they are sleeping on their right side. Most of the time they are. Just think about it, if you are sleeping on your shoulder lifted in an awkward position for 8 hours, that is a long time your shoulder experienced lack of blood flow. If that happens for many nights, for years on end, the story begins to chronic right shoulder pain.
That is just one example. Have you ever spent a long time at the computer, and experienced tinging in your upper back and shoulder region? Well, there are several contributing factors, but one is lack of proper blood circulation. What can you do to help you in this case? First, bring your keyboard down to the level where your elbows and wrists have the widest angle. Next, bring up your chair or lower your desk. Your monitor should be at eye level so you do not look up or down.
Sit up straight. Roll your shoulders back. Strengthen your back to tilt your pelvis inward. Breathe deeply and often.
Look at the picture above. That is the anatomically correct position. When is doubt, think of this picture. When your body is in line, your Qi and blood flow smoothly. You will have no more pain. Stress will dissolve. Why not give it a try?
Have a peaceful day!