The Original Challenge

Original Yoga Challenge Day 12: Yoga for the Hands & Wrists

Today is a total departure from what we’ve been doing in this challenge by focusing on the hands and wrists. I know every day has been different, and this class is no exception.

Instead of focusing on more of the major muscle groups, we’re switching gears and focusing on the smaller ones in the wrists and hands. I bet most of us spend a huge portions of our days on computers or cell phones, so it’s safe to say that our wrists and hands take a pretty serious beating over the course of a typical day.

Today’s class is the perfect go-to for when you need to stretch it all out.

Over to you! Did you find this easy or super tough? I always think it’s interesting to feel how our hands can actually get tight. It’s so easy to overlook them, yet they need just as much stretching and restoration as anything else. 

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    Carolyn

    October 12, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I have tendonitis in both elbows. The pain radiates up my arms and down to my wrists depending on the day. This video is the best thing that ever happened to my arms. Nothing else I have tried to get relief works like the stretches in this video. Thank you so much for reminding us to pay attention to the little things!

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    Debby

    October 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I love doing the daily yoga you offer. Especially day 11 and 12 were super relaxing, thank you!

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    Jodi

    October 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Okay let me just tell you, when you have a belly the knee doesn’t quite make it to the forearm. I got it mostly to the wrist. Thanks for “stretching” me !

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    Myra

    October 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I’m playing catch up on a few videos and tried this today. My flexibility is not such that I can bring my knee to my elbow like you did at the end, at least with my right knee. I’m amazed at how I have one side that is semi flexible and the other is not. Thanks for the video I use my hands/wrists all day typing so this was good for me

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    Sarah v

    October 19, 2016 at 1:31 am

    I revisited this one because I’m a bartender and slinging bottles and opening them all night, a good hand/forearm stretch feels so good! Thank you!

    This also got me thinking along the lines of small muscles we don’t stretch often enough (at least I don’t) what about yoga for the face? Heheh I can already envision how adorably ridiculous we will all look (not to mention filming without laughing) can this be a thing? 🙂

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    Nancy Briscoe

    December 11, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I have sever arthritis in my thumb joints, so this workout was semi painful….but as usual, I loved it!! Then completed a morning flow….and loved it even more! Thanks for turning me on to yoga!

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