While it is quite a normal feeling to get wrist pain from doing some yoga practices, there is a solution for that – you don’t have to feel pain from the beginning to the end of your yoga practice.Pain in the wrist may simply mean your wrists are not carrying most of your weight or are not properly placed.
Nevertheless, a few tricks and the know-how, is all you need to course through your yoga practices without any pain. More so, you can apply these tricks in between your sessions until you are sure the pain has subsided. Read on to find out more on how to avoid wrist pain in yoga:
1. Shift your weight
Have you considered shifting your weight? You might be able to get rid of pain, by simply changing your mode of support. For instance, if you are engaging an exercise that requires your hands flat to the floor and soon enough, you begin to feel pain; you might want to try forming a fist instead, or lower down your forearms. By doing so, you will take the weight off your wrist and protect them from pain.
2. Change your angle
Perhaps your angle positioning isn’t quite right? Try making use of a foam wedge to help reduce or eradicate any form of pain in your wrist. So basically, the foam wedge increases the angle of your wrist, thus helping you adjust your position so that your wrists and heels of your hands are higher than your fingers. Also, a folded towel can be used in place of the foam wedge.
3. Adjust your surface
You need the perfect surface. While practicing on a carpet or thick mat may feel highly convenient, it can also cause the heels of your hands to sink, changing the angle of your wrists, and thus putting more pressure on them. Switch your mat, to probably a thinner one, or better still practice on a hard surface.
4. Grab a prop
Have you considered getting a support? If you are feeling pain in your wrist, there is the option of getting support from a chair or blocks. Put a block under each hand, to help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on your hands and wrists. Also, you can make use of a chair – remember to turn your hands out so your fingers can wrap around the seat for support and balance.