Are you one of the many people with wrist pain on and off the mat? To better understand why, when the wrist is extended in downward dog, plank, and arm balances, it puts stress on the soft tissue, such as tendons in the wrist. If you type on a computer with wrists in that extended position (rather than the recommended neutral position) and doing other common activities like driving and writing, the top of the forearm can become tense from overuse.
What can I do?
You don’t have to give up yoga if you have wrist pain. There are a few things you can do:
Talk to us if you have wrist pain so we can offer alternatives.
The Namaste From NiMaSte Blog is written by the Nimaste Yoga staff.