Strengthening Your Wrists

I recently heard Adriene Mischler say that when we start out in yoga, we often notice and say that our wrists are weak or that they aren’t able to hold us up.

Many yoga positions require you to hold some, most or even all of your body weight on them. For yoga beginners or those who don’t practice frequently, this can hurt. And why wouldn’t it? We don’t often hold our weight on our wrists, which are not a particularly strong part of the body.

It takes time, practice and frequently holding the poses to develop the strength to hold yourself up on your wrists, and to learn the techniques to make this easier, such as transferring some of the weight to your fingers.

It takes time, practice and frequently doing it to develop the strength.

I think there’s a lesson here that works for a lot of aspects of PTSD.

 

1 comment

Add Yours

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s