The wrists are among the weakest parts of the body, so it’s very common to experience some kind of wrist discomfort, especially if you’re at a computer all day or you are doing a lot of weight bearing yoga postures.
Looking for a way to strengthen your wrists or just wanting to give your wrists a break? This week’s featured classes will help to build strength and flexibility in the wrists, as well as offering ways to practice that are nearly wrist-free.
- Working With Wrists in Backbending with Mary Taylor: Learn how to build back bends that are easy on your wrists. Keep the expansive, energizing feeling of this wonderful family of postures alive in your practice. Includes back bends, shalabasana, camel, laghu vajrasana, dhanurasana, supta virasana, bridge and dwi pada viparita dandasana. Props Needed: A block and a blanket.
- Hands and Wrists with Tara Judelle: This short tutorial is to help create the proper alignment for hands and wrists to help create integrity from misuse or misalignment.
- Help for Your Wrists with Tiffany Cruikshank: Ten minutes of help for your wrists. This is a quick series of exercises for your wrists. This practice is helpful if you spend a lot of time at the computer or play sports that use your forearms or wrists a lot. It is also helpful if you are new to inversions or are doing a lot of inversions in your practice.
- Give Your Wrists a Break with Jason Crandell: Back by popular demand and even longer than the last! This 45-minute practice will take you through a strong, satisfying vinyasa series without bearing any weight on your wrists. Use dynamic transitions that power up your core as you play with sun salutations, and work forward folds and twists to balance your body out. If you’ve been wanting a strong practice and you’re giving your wrists a break, this is tailor-made for you.
- Ashtanga Without Wrist Pressure with Jodi Blumstein: Without putting any pressure on your wrists, work with the fundamental aspects of Ashtanga yoga (breath, bandhas, dristhi and vinyasa). Explore how to have a 45 minute practice without common postures such as chaturanga and downward facing dog. A class full of useful information for teachers as well.
- Wrist Free Anytime Flow with Amy Ippoliti: Flow and sweat to your heart’s content – all without chatturanga or pressure on the wrists. Features a creative, heat building standing pose sequence. Find balance in your body and finish up with hip openers to ground you. A great practice to do in the morning when time is tight or for a quick pick me up when you are on the go.