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Level 1
30 min

Wrist Love

Hatha | By Amy Ippoliti on Jul 22 2012
Have wrist issues or trouble doing things with or on your hands? This sequence may be used regularly to help build strength and flexibility in your wrists. Opens the shoulders and neck, and includes a restorative with a blanket. Have a block and a strap available if you like.

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Have wrist issues or trouble doing things with or on your hands? This sequence may be used regularly to help build strength and flexibility in your wrists. Opens the shoulders and neck, and includes a restorative with a blanket. Have a block and a strap available if you like.

The information contained on YogaGlo's website is of a general nature and cannot be a substitute for the advice of a medical professional. We urge you to consult with a physician or other health care professional before engaging in any physical activity, regimen, routine, program or exercise that may be presented in these materials. YogaGlo does not give medical advice or engage in the practice of medicine.

Comments

  • Micole Linehan     Jun 19th, 2014
    Thanks so much Amy! I would love if you could create some 5 and 10 minute Desk Yoga series to help keep open during the workday. :)
    • Amy Ippoliti     Jun 22nd, 2014
      Thanks, Micole - I will keep this in mind! :)
  • Jill Danzig     Nov 24th, 2013
    This is like a miracle…my wrist was in terrible shape and my arm was hurting before i did this. I felt such relief afterwards!! Thank you!!
    • Amy Ippoliti     Nov 24th, 2013
      Fabulous, Jill! This made my Sunday!!
  • Camellia Lee     Aug 12th, 2013
    This was great!
    • Amy Ippoliti     Aug 16th, 2013
      :)
  • Alexis Cuperus Manning     Jul 31st, 2013
    It's early days yet but done this twice now, feel all the junk seeping out of my upper neck. Gonna do this one every day for a week and see...will report back. Many thanks Amy
    • Amy Ippoliti     Aug 2nd, 2013
      That is awesome, Alexis! Waiting for the report for sure! :)
  • lucy powell     Jun 5th, 2013
    The exercises seem really good here but instead of precise alignment cues there are repeated instructions to do something "like that" which require you to look at a screen when you are actually upside down or at the wall with back to computer.
    • Amy Ippoliti     Jun 7th, 2013
      Thanks, Lucy. I appreciate the feedback because I do make an effort to be specific knowing that the people are are unable to see the computer, but I don't always catch it every instruction. This is a good reminder to be even more vigilant. :)
  • Melissa Pearson     May 13th, 2013
    Lovely -I will share these yummy wrist stretches with my yoga therapy clients! Melissa Pearson (www.Prashamanayoga.com)
    • Amy Ippoliti     May 15th, 2013
      Sweet - thanks, Melissa!!
  • Patricia Miller     May 13th, 2013
    I have been experiencing some trouble with my hands and wrists. This practice felt so wonderful and now my trouble spots feel free and my chest and shoulders are open. Wonderful, thank you!
    • Amy Ippoliti     May 15th, 2013
      That is fantastic news, Patricia! YAY.
  • Sara N     Mar 6th, 2013
    Thank you for such a delicious practice! Just what I needed!
    • Amy Ippoliti     May 15th, 2013
      Thanks, Sara! So glad it was delish. :)
  • Ingvild Toppe     Feb 6th, 2013
    I have trouble with tendonitis in my shoulder, but this felt awesome! I will for sure incorporate this into my teaching and practice.
    <3
    Ingvild
    • Amy Ippoliti     Feb 7th, 2013
      That is fantastic that the practice was helpful for your shoulder, Ingvild - the wrist and shoulder are so connected so it makes total sense. Thanks for the comment!
  • Cezar Santana     Feb 3rd, 2013
    hi amy! I'm a guitar player, and like everybody else, a "mouse" player too. Love this lesson, especially the wall exercises and the yummy hand-yoga, lol...thanks!!!
    • Amy Ippoliti     Feb 7th, 2013
      Guitar and mouse playing - a deadly combo! I'm so glad this was helpful for you, Cezar! Thanks for the comment. :)
  • natascha demner     Dec 15th, 2012
    BLISS!! My shoulders and wrists thank you! They are in pieces from carrying a heavy toddler and a baby. This clever practice gave them exactly the love they deserve. Your knowledge, grace and poise remind me of my teacher Jean Koerner, which made me smile. I have never taken your class but sure will do from now on! A big thank you from Tuscany! N.
    • Amy Ippoliti     Dec 16th, 2012
      YES! So happy to hear this, Natascha. Keep up the great work loving up your wrists and holding those babies! Thank you for your kind words and for glo'ing all the way from Tuscany! :)
  • Maurey Lancaster     Dec 13th, 2012
    Thanks! My shoulder feels brand new xx
    • Amy Ippoliti     Dec 16th, 2012
      That's what we were going for, Maurey! So glad to hear it. :)
  • Nick Velkov     Sep 20th, 2012
    Hi Amy, when you do the first wall exercise with the flat palm, is your upper arm supposed to stay externally rotated? Mine wants to internally rotate. Does that defeat the purpose?
    Thanks!
    -Rikki
  • Amanda Fagan     Jul 30th, 2012
    Thank you, Amy...you will never know how badly I have needed a class like this. I have had so much arm and shoulder and neck pain the last two years, and sadly it's a career I love that keeps me in pain. Physical therapy only gets me so far. but I believe doing this class regularly may actually make a big difference in my life. I have hope again...thank you!
    • Amy Ippoliti     Jul 31st, 2012
      This made my day, Amanda - this is exactly what the practice was for, to help guide you daily to hopefully get some good results in the wrists. Please keep us posted on how it goes!
      • Amanda Fagan     Aug 9th, 2012
        I am already seeing a little improvement, Amy. Definitely on the right side, I can turn a little further out from the wall. My left is tighter so it will always take a little longer. Also, I feel the way I do down dog now, since starting this practice, is easier on my wrists...I was drooping more in the chest before. I have to repeat...this is giving me more hope for recovery than I've had in a long time and I cant thank you enough! Namaste.
  • Deirdre Hughes     Jul 27th, 2012
    such a great class. very clear and easy to understand instruction. really enjoyed it. my wrists thank you and maybe my students wrists will too :)
    • Amy Ippoliti     Jul 31st, 2012
      Great to hear, Deirdre! My wrists are thanking you too!
  • Lydia Hentschel     Jul 23rd, 2012
    My left wrist has had "attitude" for a few months now despite professional therapy. With your class poses and tips today, it's actually feeling a bit more open. I'll continue to practice using these techniques. Thank you Amy!
    • Amy Ippoliti     Jul 31st, 2012
      I love that, Lydia - that your wrist has had "attitude"! I'm going to use that the next time my wrist acts up! Ha! Glad to hear it is feeling more open as a result of the practice. Keep me posted!
  • yogagal      Jul 23rd, 2012
    Clearer, concise, cues needed instead of "like this" when in poses where one is not looking at the screen would be helpful. And 1 question why would there be no volgar bulging of the flexor retinaculum when in urdvha dhanurasana? Thanks for the wrist focus, always need.
    • Amy Ippoliti     Jul 31st, 2012
      Thanks for the feedback, yogagal. Bulging of the retinaculum during Urdhva D. is definitely a possibility. In this case, you can not use the other hand to help you suck the forearm muscles up to hide the bulge. However if you learn the feeling with your hand first, it becomes easier to duplicate it when you are actually in Urdhva D. Hugging the muscles of the forearm (through strong hands and metacarpuls pressing down) will reduce the bulge. Hope that helps. :)
  • Heather Sky     Jul 22nd, 2012
    Thanks you Amy, that was just what my wrists where needing today, lots of LOVE!!!
    • Amy Ippoliti     Jul 22nd, 2012
      Oh yay, Heather, so glad!! Thanks for the comment.