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Level 1/2
20 min

Alleviate Wrist, Hand & Elbow Pain

Hatha | By Elena Brower on May 29 2012
If you're having wrist/hand/elbow pain and would like to explore a practice to alleviate the issue, this 20 minute practice may help. We'll explore ways to strengthen shoulders, elbows and wrists, using only a couple of carefully instructed weight-bearing postures, and some standing poses without hands/wrists at all.

Description

If you're having wrist/hand/elbow pain and would like to explore a practice to alleviate the issue, this 20 minute practice may help. We'll explore ways to strengthen shoulders, elbows and wrists, using only a couple of carefully instructed weight-bearing postures, and some standing poses without hands/wrists at all.

Comments

  • Yaxi Diaz     Sep 7th, 2014
    I enjoyed!!! Namaste
  • g/j m     Sep 7th, 2014
    Both the targeted focus and duration of this class were?/ ARE exactly what I needed... Thank you .
  • dar carman     Feb 20th, 2014
    helpful..thank you, dar
  • Claire Milner     Nov 5th, 2013
    Thank you for this class. I enjoy your teaching and being able to share this time in your presence! It helps so much at the end of the day!
  • Stasia Walters     Feb 10th, 2013
    Perfect for after a day working in the garden. Thank you!
  • Elena Brower     Oct 22nd, 2012
    Hi Chase!!! While of course I'm not an MD, here's what I've learned therapeutically for such inquiries. 2 things you can do. 1. Stand facing arm's length away from a wall. Place your right fingertips on the wall - just the longest finger - and then keeping that finger on the wall, turn your feet and body to your left until you feel that right shoulder blade on your back. Then breathe 5 breaths into the space beneath and around that shoulder blade. Extend from your heart out through that hand to clear any discomfort in your wrist. THEN 2. Stand about 6 - 10 inches away from the wall with your right shoulder facing the wall and place your outer right pinky against the wall and do the same breathing- into and around your shoulder blade - and that should help a lot. Keep me posted. And thank you for your practice!
  • Elena Brower     Oct 15th, 2012
  • Chase Jackson     Oct 15th, 2012
    My right wrist is always a little sensitive and can get tweaked if I'm not careful. I did the wrist stretch with my palms down on the ground and my fingers pointed inwards towards my knees. It felt like a nice stretch on my left wrist, but it was really intense on my right. A day later that wrist is feeling pretty sensitive. I would appreciate any feedback or advice that you might have. Thank you!
  • allison butler     Aug 5th, 2012
    perfect for rock-climbing! thank you!
  • Rebekah Ford     Jun 15th, 2012
    Thank you so much for this, Elena. I often end up sleeping with one or, in the course of the night's tossing and turning, both hands/wrists, and they've been bothering me lately. This felt so good. :)
  • Kate Tanner     Jun 12th, 2012
    Thank you so very much. This class has helped me send more love to a sensitive wrist in order to prevent and alleviate pain. Thank you for all of your classes and thank you to yogaglo!
  • Vanessa Vanessa     Jun 6th, 2012
    Great after working at a desk all day..
  • Sharon Bass     Jun 4th, 2012
    Thank you for a practice that can be done for shoulder issues!
  • Maurey Lancaster     Jun 1st, 2012
    Priceless! Exactly what my wrists needed. A very soothing practice- thank you x
  • Leah      May 29th, 2012
    Your way of BEing and teaching resonates nothing but magnificence (odd English)