Power Yoga for Wrist Injuries

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (63 votes)
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It's frustrating when you feel like you can't do your regular yoga practice due to wrist pain. Fiji shows you how you can maintain the same intensity level of a power yoga flow, while keeping the wrists safe. She takes you through a challenging flow that strengthens and stretches the entire body, particularly the shoulders.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


Verab 4 days ago

I’m developing arthritic stiffness in my thumbs. This is a perfect class to give them some rest.
Thank you Fiji!

ericagwright@gm... 2 months ago

I was feeling soooo off today. I said something I shouldn't have to the wrong person and I've just been SOOOOOOO in my head about it. Making myself wrong, overthinking, feeling shame and guilt and embarrassment. I KNEW a class with Fiji would shift my attention and perspective.

"Find the gifts even in the injuries." .... that applied to the "injuries" we face in life and relationships as well.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Fiji. I am endless grateful for your lessons and insights. <3

krisstinahawks 1 year ago

I do this practice even when my wrists are strong and healthy. The lightness in the hands leads to power in the legs and core, and the shoulders get a great workout followed by a deep stretch. I love it! Thanks Fiji!

essztus 1 year ago

I had broken my wrist two month ago and had two K-wires inserted and just a week ago taken out. My hand was so stiff and I could barely move it and this was the first video I came across, that offered alternatives good enough that I did not feel like I'm hurt, injured or any less able, yet it still has me work towards a healthy and fully recovered wrist. Thank you very very much for this!

laurelmcdonald 1 year ago

Thanks for this video. As someone with a chronic wrist problem, I often have trouble following yoga classes. I will try to incorporate your modified sun salutation into other classes. It would be great to have more wrist-friendly videos to choose from.

magicadiam 1 year ago

This is a wonderful class, I loved it. But with dolphin pose being central here, I am happy that I do not have wrist injuries. Dolphin pose for me is one of the most challenging as some shoulder flexibility AND flexibility in the back of the legs is needed. Although I am working on both and practising yoga fairly regular and nearly daily I have not been able to make progress to such an extent that I feel dolphin pose is what it should be. Well, I guess I have to work harder and be more patient at the same time.

nadonado 1 year ago

I don't have wrist injuries but enjoyed this class for the shoulder stretches. I carry my life on my shoulders and neck and this class really helps me. Thank you.

crepuscule3142 1 year ago

This yoga class really is a lifesaver. I injured my wrist while being shamefully drunk and so jogging and this yoga class are my saviour until my wrist gets back on track.

jbondor 5 months ago

Your honesty here made me smile and also feel a lot better about spraining my thumb while opening a stubborn jar of spaghetti sauce! Weird accidents happen. :) At least we have Fiji to heal us.

Kiratee 2 years ago

I have neither wrist injuries or wrist sensitivity but find practising Vinyasa yoga regularly creates quite a lot of tension in my upper back. This class was a great antidote - thank you, Fiji!