Carpal tunnel is a common problem for millions of people – especially if you work at a computer all day. So, whether you suffer from carpal tunnel, or have sore wrists after being in the office, you’ll want to try these three yoga poses. They provide a gentle, yet much-needed stretch to the wrist.
Twists are great for massaging the abdominal organs and for detoxing the body. But this pose also helps to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
To do this pose correctly, begin by sitting on the floor with legs straight ahead. Then, swing legs to the left, with your left foot resting on the floor, and your right foot resting on your hip or upper thigh.
Twist your torso to the right, remembering to sit up tall and keep your back long. You can place your right hand on your right knee, and reach the left hand behind your back to clasp your left foot.
If anything is painful, it’s okay to modify the pose.
This simple, well-known pose can offer relief for carpal tunnel syndrome, too. Find a comfortable seat, and bring palms together. Allow your thumbs to rest gently on the sternum.
Gently press both hands against each other. This pose helps the arms, wrists, hands and fingers to be more flexible.
Warrior II pose
This pose needs little introduction. And while it’s great for strengthening and stretching legs, it’s also therapeutic for carpal tunnel. To give Warrior II a try, step the left foot behind you with toes facing forward.
Bend the right leg so that the knee never goes past your toes. The goal is to create a 90-degree angle. Then extend both arms to the side, as though you were shooting energy from your finger tips. Zip up through the core and breath.