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.