Power Yoga for Wrist Injuries

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (72 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/Power Yoga


krisstinahawks 7 months ago

Thank goodness for you. I have a repetitive use injury, and this class gives me all the intensity I want without hurting my wrist! Sending you love, Fiji!

amyamalick 8 months ago

Thank you so much for this practice. I have long suffered from tendinitis in my wrists and this always provides the welcome relief when I’m having a flare up. After intensifying my yoga routine during quarantine, I started practicing on my fists as an antidote, but am worried I’ve made things worse because I now have pretty terrible pain on the outer joints of each wrist. I did a teledoc appointment and was told it’s likely just tendinitis and to rest up, but am losing my mind not being able to practice for the past week. It occurs to me that if I can find another few practices that have no arm balancing, I can use the modified sun salutation and have enough variety to keep it interesting while I recover. If you have any recommendations for other DYWM classes that might work for this purpose, I’d love your thoughts. Thank you for keeping me sane all year (and many years previous)!

SoniaM 9 months ago

A wonderfully challenging class. Great shoulder strengthener. Loved moving my body in new ways. Will do this again even after my wrists have healed. Thank you.

Eslakin 10 months ago

These were the first sun salutations I've done in two weeks since I sprained my wrist and I feel like myself again! This class is a true life saver for a yogi with a wrist injury that refuses to give up their daily practice for an injury. Thank you Fiji for reminding me to embrace the healing and what we learn from it :)

MaryRose Metcalfe 11 months ago

This is a great practice with, or without, wrist injuries. I loved the movements from pose to pose. This was a good choice to insert this practice to the 21 day shoulder challenge that I am doing.

Verab 1 year ago

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

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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.