Tag Archive: wrist pain

Downward Facing Dog Pose: How To Practice Safely

A few years ago, I made a rough estimate of how many Down Dogs I’d done throughout my entire yoga career. I started with an average week of practice. I multiplied by months, and then… Continue reading

The One Thing You Must Do in Low Plank

If I’m really honest, there are a whole bunch of things you need to do in Low Plank. Keep your palms pressed down, pull in your tummy and stretch back through your legs,… Continue reading

Align Your Hands: 3 Ways to Ease Hand & Wrist Pain in Yoga

I have a secret to tell you. All those cool float and hover maneuvers that are part of Sun Salutations? Can’t do ‘em. Press up handstand? Nope. My hands and wrists are holding me… Continue reading

What Your Yoga Teacher Is Really Looking At

There is a dead giveaway that lets every (good) yoga teacher know the depth of your experience as a practitioner. No, it’s not how far behind your head your foot goes, or how… Continue reading

How to Save Your Shoulders in Chaturanga Dandasana

How many times do you do Chaturanga Dandasana, Four Limbed Staff Pose or Low Plank, when you practice yoga? Practice a couple of times a week and the load on your shoulders adds… Continue reading

Improve Your Side Plank

Side Plank, or Vasisthasana in Sanskrit, is a great pose to build both strength and flexibility. When done in good alignment, it’s actually therapeutic for the shoulder that bears weight. Balancing in this pose, whether… Continue reading