Wrist Pain in Yoga: Here’s How to Alleviate It

By
Leah Sugerman, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Plank Pose or Phalakasana using your forearms for support instead of using your wrists

Wrist pain in yoga can feel truly debilitating. In modern-style practices, we tend to spend the majority of class time bearing weight in our arms.

From ubiquitous poses like Plank Pose (Phalakasana) and Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) to more specialized arm balances and inversions, our wrists take on a lot of work in a classic practice. So wrist pain can make it seem like practicing yoga is impossible.

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