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


Emily.vdk 5 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!

Sea2Sea 5 years ago

I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to do yoga after injuring my wrists. Thank you so much for providing this practice!

SmileMore 5 years ago

I've had sensitivity in one or both of my wrists for about 6 months but notice as I strengthen them more, the pain has decreased. This class instructs us to be mindful of the wrists, and focus on other ways of doing things. A new perspective on planks and Downward Dog. Thanks, Fiji!

Helen P 5 years ago

Thank you Fiji, it was great to do a class without any down dogs, saving pressure on my painful and inflamed wrists. As always with you classes I really appreciated the careful sequencing of the poses.

Ameyc2 5 years ago

I find dolphin pose a challenge as my right forarm refuses to lay flat so I keep it upright thumb facing up? Hmmm what can I do? Great class as usual $5 a month such a small price to pay for health care! Namaste!
Forever thankful!

finch 5 years ago

Wonderful! Thank you for your dedication and wonderful warm energy, Fiji. This class was just what I needed for my hurt wrist.

jpalluzzi 5 years ago

Great class - but when you do the beginning flow, there is a piece done on the right side but not the left...! Other than that, a GREAT class for someone with a wrist injury.

Meggybear 5 years ago

This was very challenging for me. My wrists are not injured but my shoulders are not my strongest feature. I'm going to patiently work on this, as Fiji suggests. Waiting for some shoulder opening and strength to ease in. Great variation on some favorite poses. Thanks

Tfillinger 5 years ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this practice. Great stretches and strength building!!