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How to Avoid Wrist Pain When Practicing Yoga?

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🎯 Key Points
  • Warm up your wrists before starting your yoga practice.
  • Use props like yoga blocks or straps to support your wrists during poses.
  • Focus on proper alignment and technique to reduce strain on your wrists.
  • Take breaks and listen to your body if you start to feel pain or discomfort.
  • Modify poses that put too much pressure on your wrists, or skip them altogether if necessary.

When you start practicing yoga or as you advance in level and manage to maintain support positions on your hands for longer, you may notice pain in your wrists, and it is important that you review the support you use with your palms to that the discomfort does not get worse and a wrist injury appears. The wrist joints are exposed to many repetitive movements throughout the day, since when we were little at school, writing forced us to use our elbows and wrists.

How to avoid wrist pain when practicing yoga?

Now it is the use of technology and the keyboard that causes us to use our wrists for too many hours. When doing yoga, the wrists must be strong and mobile, because from the downward facing dog, the upward facing dog, the plank or some inverted postures, they require supporting us on the wrists with the weight of our body. Both in your yoga practice and In your usual life, learning to protect and strengthen your wrists will be very useful to avoid overloads and injuries.

Conscious and Activated Wrists in Yoga.

When you are going to support the palms of your hands in yoga practice, open your palms wide and distribute the weight well between the 5 pads and the palm, as if you wanted to push the ground, supporting the weight on the ground, without arching the palm . In some postures such as downward facing dog, almost pushing the ground forward.

Very important : align your palms. The middle or middle finger should mark the direction and be centered with the forearm.

Beginner’s mistake for wrists in yoga.

Most beginners put the weight on the outside of the palms and leave the index fingers and thumbs inactive, without pressing.

Try to distribute the weight and activate these two inner fingers.

Bottom Line.

There are several effective ways to prevent wrist pain while practicing yoga. It is important to listen to your body, modify poses as needed, use props for support, and focus on strengthening and stretching the muscles in the hands and wrists. By incorporating these strategies into your practice, you can enjoy the many benefits of yoga without the discomfort of wrist pain. Remember to always consult with a healthcare professional if you are experiencing persistent or severe pain.

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