Welcome back, mountain badasses!
Are you someone who needs to give your wrists a little bit of love? Or are you prone to wrist injury in your yoga practice?
Not to worry, you can still flow and move your body when you’re injured. *hint hint* I’m also someone who struggles with this.
Because here’s the thing – you can always make space for something to work. It may not be what you want (in your mind), but if you allow in some flexibility, you can still feel good. Allow yourself to MODIFY, people.
Everybody should be modifying their yoga practice to make the yoga poses work for their bodies, not the other way around.
If you find that you run into wrist pain frequently, a few things you can check yourself on…
How many chaturangas are you doing in your classes? You may be doing too many for your wrists to handle!
And speaking of chaturanga, maybe try tweaking a couple things:
- Don’t shift your shoulders over your wrists. This is frequently cued in yoga classes and could be causing pain your poor ol’ wrist joint.
- Focus on keeping your shoulders and core ACTIVE so you don’t dump weight into the wrists. This may be something you’re not doing subconsciously, so the next time you lower down half-way, ask yourself: Do my shoulders feel strong? Is my core engaged? If not, adjust accordingly!
A little massaging of the wrists may help release tension. Gently roll the hand around while applying a bit of pressure with the opposite hand.
REST. An injured person’s worst nightmare (or am I the only one?). Stay off your wrists for a little bit! Go ahead and skip your planks, downward facing dogs and push ups. Let your damn body heal, yo!
And lastly, if you’re still having issues, go seek out professional help! Chiropractors or physical therapists are your friends in this scenario. This was something I put off for waaaay too long, but once I finally went, my body started feeling better.