Power Yoga for Wrist Injuries

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (73 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


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.

magicadiam 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 1 year 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 4 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!

cirvine06 4 years ago

Wow, these stretches were amazing for my shoulders! I don't have wrist pain but I have been having some discomfort/slight pain in my right hand, so I decided to try this practice. I got a bit of a break for my hand with some of these poses and modifications and when I felt like doing the traditional poses (ex: downward dog instead of dolphin), I did. My upper back and shoulders have been pretty sore from weight lifting and I often have tension from my scoliosis in my back/shoulders/neck; some of these poses were helpful in easing some of that tension and soreness. Some of the poses were great to hold for leg strength as well.

Michelle G 4 years ago

Injured my wrists a while back and this was a nice flow without having to suffer through chatarangas. Excellent instruction and appreciated the shoulder stretches at the end.

JudithAnne 5 years ago

Very challenging, thank you! This class made me experience the working of my body in a new way.