Wrist Safety in Yoga Poses Video
Wrist Safety in Yoga Poses

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Wrist Safety in Yoga Poses

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This mini workshop with Jesse Enright examines the anatomy of the wrist, and how it applies to yoga poses practiced on the hands. Jesse focuses primarily on carpal tunnel syndrome, a common ailment among hatha yoga practitioners.


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rjmurph, posted on January 11, 2015

I have tendonitis in my right wrist from yoga and now I know why and how I got it and how to prevent it. Jesse is very knowledgeable about the human body and he explains the anatomy of the hand and why this type of injury happens in yoga. I found this short video to be very helpful.

genhopes99, posted on January 13, 2014

I live in an area where there are no yoga studios or classes. (Sad, I know!) So I rely on videos for my yoga practice. I just signed up for myyogaonline & LOVE your "Yoga Anatomy Workshops"! I watched the one for "Wrist Safety" and I'm shocked at the difference when I focus on placing my hands the way you explained. I was tired of feeling that pain in my wrists, and having to stop early because my wrists just would not allow me to keep going-then waking up the next day with the aching and stiffness in my wrists. But when I focused on making sure my entire hands are placed as you instructed, I was able to finish the practice-my wrists still felt "something", like heat and tension but not that severe ache and pain. I felt like my strength came from where it was supposed to-if that makes sense! Hard to put into words what it's like to not quit early-both mentally and physically! Thank you so much for giving me these instructions on correct posture and form because I would never get this kind of guidance in any other way!

luisarios, posted on May 23, 2013

Fantastic wrist safety yoga tips Jesse, thank for this very informative 5 minutes. I am one of those people that have stopped practicing yoga daily because of an non yoga related wrist injury - I might have the key to go back to a daily practice

sarahjaneeva, posted on April 24, 2013

thanks for all of these smart yoga tips. They are great, really succinct and clear and after years of trailing through all kinds of stuff I find they have really got to the crux of the matter in each area very quickly. thumbs up!

rionyuki, posted on April 19, 2013

Hi Jesse- thanks for the excellent explanation- I'd definitely like more info, but couldn't find www.poweryogatherapy.com. is your site still up, or have I spelled it wrong? thank you. Namaste

totoyogi, posted on November 17, 2012

Thank you for this helpful tip. I will visit your web site.

misterkrys, posted on January 22, 2012

thanks Jesse.. simple and efficient... please can you spell your website ?

Lasienna, posted on October 30, 2011

Thank you...

Donovan, posted on October 26, 2011

Brilliant! Thankyou so much for adressing the elephant in the room...(or is that knee injuries from sitting...;-))

shaunrene, posted on July 10, 2011

Really helpful - wow!

AUM, posted on July 1, 2011

Thank you, my right wrist has seriously been hurting, but I haven't wanted to stop doing yoga. I just tried this out and can feel the pressure really alleviated from that tender spot.

bdiluzio, posted on June 17, 2011

My wrists have been hurting this week- feeling like they are bruised. I will try out your advice though I am not sure I completely understand. I am using my padding but still feel that pressure is placed poorly on my wrist, but maybe this is normal?

KerriCares, posted on June 15, 2011

Must see video for those of us felt like our wrists were the weakest link, weak no more , knowledge is power. Thank you.

Lyndsiecoon, posted on January 11, 2011

I've been looking for an explanation like this about wrists for long time. This is a tremendous help, thanks so much!

pauline, posted on March 30, 2010

Finally, a full explanation on proper wrist alignment. After watching your video once, I now have more strength in my upper body since I am not putting pressure on my shoulders and wrists. Practice is more enjoyable. Thank you.

Aguila_2, posted on February 14, 2010

Thank you! my wrists hurt now but after seeing this video I will do it right i do want to continue doing yoga.

newtoyoga, posted on January 3, 2010

Excellent video, really helpful. Thank you

aims1178, posted on September 1, 2009

Thank you so much for this information, Jesse! I had surgery on both wrists due to severe carpal tunnel and I still get pain after yoga classes. Your lesson will really help my practice.

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