Healing and Preventing Wrist Pain

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This comprehensive course will help you maintain optimal wrist (and shoulder) health so that you can avoid tension and even pain in asana, as well as serious conditions (such as carpal tunnel syndrome).

Join expert teacher Doug Keller as he guides you through an anatomical overview of the wrists and lower arms, prop and alignment tips for preventing wrist injury and discomfort in asana, pose breakdowns for optimal shoulder and wrist alignment, and two practices that will help you put what you've learned into action.

The first short practice features basic stretches for developing wrist flexibility. The second is a longer and more challenging practice—featuring sun salutations, standing poses, backbends, and more—that will help you progressively bear weight in the hands and work deeply on a myofascial level. Doug will also introduce optimal placement of hands for facilitating a deeper opening through the chest and upper body to enhance healthy breathing. We hope you join us and use what you learn to enhance your own practice or your teaching methods.

In this 1.5 hour digital course, you will learn:
  • Anatomy of the wrists
  • Alignment and prop tips for preventing wrist discomfort and injury
  • How to safely and progressively bear weight on the hands
  • How to keep the wrists healthy
  • Optimal rotation of the arms at the elbows and shoulders in asana
  • Pose breakdowns

Doug Keller

Doug Keller has a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University. His yoga journey includes 14 years of practicing in Siddha Yoga ashrams, intensive training in the Iyengar and Anusara methods, and nearly a decade of teaching in the U.S. and abroad.

Healing and Preventing Wrist Pain