How to avoid wrist pain in yoga

Wrist pain sux. It can really ruin your yoga practice.

But pain is a sign that something’s not right so it’s a good opportunity to check your alignment in poses that bear weight in the wrist: Down Dog, Plank and arm balances.

Often wrist pain in due to poor shoulder alignment – the shoulders aren’t properly engaged so they’re not pulling their weight and all the weight is going onto your poor wrists which weren’t designed to carry half your body weight.

Watch this 2 minute video for some tips to improve your alignment to avoid wrist pain.

Let me know how you go.

Monica x

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