Stretch + Strengthen Your Wrists: Yoga Flow for Every Yogi

Alright tribe, it’s about time I created this yoga flow, like seriously – it needed to happen after the many requests, comments and conversations. So here it is.

Welcome to your yoga video to stretch + strengthen

Your Wrists.

Many yogis, especially newer  yogis, experience moments of wrist discomfort, pain, tenderness and/or frustration . It’s common and expected, but it’s also a pain in the ass.

…… like hello, we’re trying to plank all damn day, work with me wrists.

So real talk. Why does wrist pain happen. How can we experience it less. And what practices can we cultivate to strengthen + stretch these spaces.

Let’s start with why it happens.

Generally speaking, wrist pain can manifest from any of  the below experiences (and many more):

  • Lack of upper arm + shoulder strength
  • Sinking into the joints/ground
  • Misalignment in a posture
  • Repetitive movements
  • Overuse of the wrists
  • Imbalance of strength/flexibility with the wrist extensor and flexor (because that’s life)

Okay, why it happens is no longer a mystery.

But how can we experience it less + what practices can we cultivate to help strengthen + stretch?

Well, that’s the goal of this yoga video.

I share a plethora of wrist exercises, built into a yoga sequence, that can be used in it’s entirety or broken down into singular exercises. I recommend doing the entire flow, while simultaneously taking note of what you really LOVE or what’s really HARD.

Come back to these love/hate moments, single them out, and begin to cultivate a practice of doing them regularly. Start to layer them into your movement warm-ups, movement cool downs, in the middle of your yoga practice, or doing them independently just because.

And let’s be honest, we adore our yoga practice, it breathes life into our being, but when our wrists aren’t down, how can we get down? We can’t. So yogi friends, if you’re someone who experiences wrist pain/discomfort….

This is where your work lies.

This is where you need to dive deeper.

This is where your focus should go.

This is your opportunity to change the story.

Now unroll your yoga mat, take a deep breath, and let’s start to stretch + strengthen our wrists together.

One stretch. One breath. One movement.

Here we go!

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Allie - The Journey Junkie

Allie is the creator + soul behind The Journey Junkie Community. She is a sucker for all things life - movement, sunshine, creativity, and connection. Allie's deepest desire is for you to embrace the idea of intention setting, false belief breaking, and dream making! Through sharing her journey - wholeheartedly & unapologetically - she hopes to inspire & shape your journey!

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. Hi! I just wanted to say that I love your blog. Every post you make is very interesting and all your videos are super helpful. Thank you so much!!

  2. This video couldnt have come at a better time! Im just a few months into yoga and my wrists are super killing me. I want to practice daily but with the pain in my wrists.. it just isnt possible!!
    Thank you, Thank you Allie!!!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      You’re so welcome Crystal, glad I’m reading your mind LOL! And thank you for getting on the mat with me, xoxo.

  3. Ashamsa says:

    This is so helpful. Thank you Allie. Keep being my idol.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      You’re so welcome! And oh shush, but thank you for the kind words, but more importantly – thank you for being part of the community!

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