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Injuries & Conditions: Wrist Issues

Questions Answered Here

  • What are some potential causes for wrist pain?
  • How can posture and habits contribute to wrist issues?
  • If there is wrist pain or soreness, what is the typical advisement regarding weight-bearing poses?
  • What are some poses that put significant pressure on wrists?
  • When pain has subsided, describe a gradual approach of returning to full practice.
  • What simple readiness test can be used before engaging in practices that require 90 degree wrist extension?
  • How is alignment in the upper body related to wrist issues?
  • How can increasing strength and mobility of shoulders and upper back help with wrist issues?
  • What are some stretches to help with range of motion in the wrists?
  • Describe alignment points for weight-bearing asana.
  • For those experiencing wrist issues, what are some alternatives and adaptations for Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose) and Plank Pose?

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