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Protect Your Wrists
Wrists can be sensitive, especially when you begin your practice. Think about it, your arm and your hand are both larger than your wrist so that decrease in size automatically puts the wrist at risk. If you hold your arm out in front of you in a, "Stop in the name of love" fashion (palm forward) do you have the strength and flexibility to make a 90 degree angle? If your body doesn't do this automatically, putting body weight on the 90 degree wrist can push it.
How do you prevent wrist pain? 1. Don't take it to a 90 degree angle. In table and plank, place your hands slightly in front of your shoulders!
2. Use more core! When placing your hand on the ground, press the ground and simultaneously pull your arms up with your torso using your belly to hold your weight instead of expecting your arms to do all the work.
3. Check your form frequently. If your arms are not so strong (or you aren't paying attention), your shoulders try to do more work by sending your elbows wide to the right and left.
Sarah Lynn's Blog HalfAsana.com
HalfAsana.comis Sarah Lynn's blog. HalfAsana is a play on words to emphasize that yoga isn't all about the physical movements of yoga, it's about a lifestyle. If you are only doing the asana, are you living halfasana?
Half Asana Acres is the new retreat center for JOURNEYoga to get away and CHOOSE to take a load off and live Half Asana for moment.