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Get a Grip! Strength Drills for Healthy Hands, Arms, and Shoulders

In yoga we spend a lot of time placing our body weight on the tiny bones of our wrists, and we rarely do grip-strength training in class, yet we're often asked to "grip the mat." Fill in the gaps with this class, which includes warm-ups and drills to strengthen and mobilize underused muscles in the fingers, wrists, forearms, and shoulders.

Using various props, you'll lift, pull, toss, and reach, and after each movement exploration, have the chance to take a weight-bearing pose to notice subtle changes in your experience.

Props: staff or broomstick handle, weighted bag or handkercheif filled with rice, a bucket of rice, 2 blocks

About the Teacher

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Annie Adamson
Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center and founder of Primal Vinyasa™ and... Read more