GET A GRIP 😁. When we stop interacting with nature, we start to lose important human skills.
Do your wrists hurt? What are you doing besides texting, typing, and planks? It’s time to focus on getting those wrists strong and flexible. What happens when you try gripping, rolling, and pinching in every direction your wrist can move? You can extend, flex, evert, invert, and rotate. Where do you notice sensation? What do you feel working? It is crucial to build strength and flexibility in your wrists and forearms, to help with simple asana like downward facing dog for example. Without this, these exercises can lead to pain or even injury. Look after your wrists, and they will support you a lifetime. Your hands perform a variety of tasks every day, from gripping your steering wheel, shopping trolley or pushchair, to typing on a keyboard and opening packets. These repetitive motions can create weakness and stiffness in your wrists and fingers. Practicing simple exercises can help prevent injury, strengthen your wrists and keep your hands and fingers flexible. Woohoo! Stretches are recommended as a preventive measure or to ease slight pain. However, they should not be used by people with serious inflammation or joint damage unless recommended by a healthcare professional (as you could cause more harm than good). A few simple exercises to try at home or work: 1/ Pressing finger tips to thumb tip. (Slowly to begin with and then see how fast you can move through the fingers). 2/ Thumb stretch- Make a fist and point your thumb up. With other hand, gently pull back on your thumb (Hold and repeat) 3/ Do the same stretch but this time PUSH instead of pull the thumb. 🙆♀️ Happy stretching 🙆♂️