Power Yoga for Wrist Injuries

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (70 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


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 2 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 2 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 11 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 3 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 3 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 4 years ago

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

Emily.vdk 4 years ago

This is a great class, thank-you for designing a class to accommodate wrist injuries! I don't have a wrist injury but I broke my forearm bones a few months ago and they are still healing. I can't do down dogs or full planks or any arm balances. This class works for me!