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Hatha Yoga for the Hands and Wrists

Beginner I

If you work at a desk or with your hands in any capacity - such as a musician or carpenter - it's important to keep your hands and wrists limber to maintain optimal health. This class is great for improving flexibility, range of motion and blood flow in the hands and wrists. It's a good way to help prevent or work with arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome and it's a fantastic way to remove the tension and stress from an area that is so often over-worked.

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kitty-kat
kitty-kat
January 14, 2019
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Loved this one...My hands and wrist get so tight for work and this class was just beautiful to loosen them up. Thank you David for another great class.

Cyoga
Cyoga
January 14, 2019
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Great class! My hands and wrists feel great!

turnersusmc
turnersusmc
January 14, 2019
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All movements are easy to incorporate into a daily work break. I particularly liked the last exercise. Sadly, it was hard for me to maintain the seated pose that long with my back straight and knees down.

DeeCoop
DeeCoop
January 14, 2019
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I work at a computer every day so this elt awesome!

Pamela Hedrick
Pamela Hedrick
January 14, 2019
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I was stunned at how different my hands and arms felt at the end, thank you! There was one part, the first time stretching the fingers, that a shot on David's hands from a different angle would have been helpful, but I finally figured it out.

JHNabors
JHNabors
January 14, 2019
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I may need to start doing these stretches daily. My hands feel so good!

beesknees
beesknees
January 14, 2019
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Good class! Love the warmth & circulation I feel now. Thank you!

naomi1
naomi1
January 14, 2019
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Thank you, what a lovely class, I have arthritis in my hands it was nice to give them a focus and feel like I was doing something for them

emmyt
emmyt
January 14, 2019
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Great stretch -- after a marathon knitting session yesterday, my hands were tired today. No more!

juneonthemoon
juneonthemoon
January 14, 2019
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I have three "wacky" fingers that Ive hurt in someway throughout my life. My fingers and hands thank you-they feel like they've finally gotten some much needed attention.

lknaranjo
lknaranjo
January 14, 2019
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This is a great yoga routine to do after archery. It really helps relieve any tension that has built into my hands and wrists. Thanks!

Shannon16
Shannon16
January 14, 2019
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I work at a desk all day so I found this very helpful!

cacrazee51
cacrazee51
January 14, 2019
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Never thought about specifically stretching hands but it was good.

nskittle
nskittle
January 14, 2019
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Felt amazing to release the tension in my hands, wrist, and fingers. I work on computer all day and while I knew that my wrists, neck/shoulders held tension I didn't realize that my fingers were in such need of release. I also really felt the chi moving in the last movement. Loved it! Thanks David.

n00btorious
n00btorious
January 14, 2019
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I'm awake now! Great class to work on hand and wrist joints. Gentle way to bring energy into the body first thing in the morning, as well.

DawnH
DawnH
January 14, 2019
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Felt great! I work a desk job and know this type of stretching would be so beneficial if done on a regular basis. I am going to incorporate this into my day. Thank you, David!

wayfarer
wayfarer
January 14, 2019
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I used to avoid David's classes, because I always came away surprisingly very sore the next day, because he makes you work really hard without really moving much, and you don't realise it. Now I really prefer his methods of teaching.

MarjB
MarjB
January 14, 2019
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Very helpful!I feel this class is great for someone who uses devices, whether with a keyboard or a touchscreen. I plan to use this video in the future for my hands and wrists.

tossa
tossa
January 14, 2019
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as an artist, I am sure this will come in handy on many occasions

kristen52
kristen52
January 14, 2019
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Glad to have learned these stretches. Will probably try to do them more often.

Meganbcomer
Meganbcomer
January 14, 2019
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I never thought about stretching my hands, but this was helpful.

Sebastiantanner94
Sebastiantanner94
January 14, 2019
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Definitely going to keep this one in my tool bed. Even as I'm typing this I can feel the looseness and relaxation in my hands. This'll be a great one to come back to always. Time to go test out my new Barista hands. Thanks, David!

LabCat
LabCat
January 14, 2019
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A good complement to Erica's Therapy for Hands and Wrists.

clothwright
clothwright
January 14, 2019
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Thank you so much for this class! As a knitter / spinner / weaver / seamstress I wish I had discovered this years ago! I will come back to it often.

Jimbob
Jimbob
January 13, 2019
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There is a lot in this class. Its one I will come back to. Great stuff.

shyone
shyone
January 13, 2019
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absolutely wonderful for my hands, they feel so much more mobile, thank you

Beli
Beli
January 13, 2019
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Good warm up for the hands and wrists, which we use a lot in yoga and often don’t pay attention to

Puffelda
Puffelda
August 28, 2018
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As an LMT for over 20yrs and an avid aspiring yogini, my fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders HUUUURRT! This class really helped loosen everything up from chronic overuse. I will return to this often. Thank you!

arfito
arfito
November 15, 2017
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I just loved this class. My avid knitting has rendered me with right thumb tendonitis. Acupuncture, The Rub cream with Arnica, Turmeric and this class is a life savior! Namaste David Gracias.

lydia13520
lydia13520
July 7, 2017
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So grateful you offered this class. I've been having trouble with my wrist and hand and yoga hasn't been as enjoyable as a result. This class reminded me to slow down and take care of the part of my body that needs my attention. Thank you.

Yogi4812
Yogi4812
November 14, 2016
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Thanks!

Amazing feeling!I'm a pianist and this is a great way to stretch out and relax those overworked muscles!

DebiRose
DebiRose
November 5, 2016
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I've had doctors looking at my joints for over a year now with no relief in sight. Just confirmation on what I didn't have.
After receiving (finally) some physiotherapy on my left ankle (fall down some stairs) I had an idea to see if there were any yoga classes specifically for hands.
David I found your class and did it after watching it the once.
The following morning I had more movement than I'd had in an age, and no pain at all.
I didn't do the class again that day - this was yesterday by the way - and I woke up this morning, stiff once again and in pain.
That was more than good enough for me. I've joined now, and will progress through the other classes as well.
Thank you ever so much for the relief you've given me.
Namaste.

t.polivka@gmail.com
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October 20, 2016
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This was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much, David! I will do this practice regularly.

maryvogel
maryvogel
October 2, 2016
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First, thanks so much for offering this short video for the hands! I've been having a problem with my right hand and wrist lately and this was certainly helpful. However, as someone with a hearing loss, I found David's soft voice more of an irritation than the soothing sound I'm sure he meant. Even with my new bluetooth earbuds, it was too soft. Please consider those of us with hearing loss when creating these programs. Soft isn't soothing when you are straining to hear.

Astilbe
Astilbe
September 27, 2016
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That was a great workout for the hands. It reminded me of the very curative exercises I once had to do for tennis elbow. The yoga for the hands may be preventive for tennis elbow or other similar injuries. It was easy and enjoyable.

Svsd
Svsd
September 27, 2016
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R had stiffer than left on dog paddle. It was broken Jan 1! Will keep at it! thank you!