(examples of how NOT to do this pose)
The fight goes on – and by that I mean, the fight with pain. The last month has been positive, staying active even with migrating soreness in my lower lumbar. -I’m pretty sure cycling 100 km last weekend didn’t help it. Great news, though, the wrists are back and I went to my first yoga in months!
We continue here about a few core-strengthening. Training your core can help improve chronic pain and teach smaller muscle groups when to “get to work”, especially as they fatigue with repetitive actions like cycling or running.
I try and do three core exercises everyday since Cambodia.
1. Glute Bridges
2. Cat/Cow iteration
3. Supermans, or Bird/Dog but on your back!
Maybe i’ll do a video to show you want I mean…
Kim at (@Kimmcneilyoga) has been doing a great black and white Q&A series on instagram, which is phenomenal and interactive if you’re continually wondering how to improve your yoga practice.
What’s a yogi to do when they have tendonitis, arthritis, injury, or plain ‘old lack of flexibility in their wrists? Are poses like Downward-facing Dog, plank, or Cat Pose off the table?
Support wrists to prevent too much flexion. Here she’s using a bolster to do the same pose I attempted in pain over christmas. Now that I know, I’ll certainly use a bolster.
Got a yoga therapy question get in touch with Kim, email email@example.com