Down Dog, Plank, Handstand, furiously responding to emails throughout the day: The wrists bear the brunt of our yoga practice and daily habits, but they are often a neglected part of the body. You can give them some love—just not where you might think. “Most of the muscles that cross the wrist and are involved in the wrist are higher up,” says Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT and teacher of YJ’s Fascia Release for Yoga online course. In this short video, you’ll learn how to revive tired wrists through the forearms using two tennis balls, a sock, and Foster’s simple technique.
Myofascial release offers the same benefits of stretching—without the risks of overstretching and damaging the joints. Want to learn more? Join Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT, founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com, for Fascia Release for Yoga. In this six-week course, you’ll learn how to use self-myofascial release techniques with foam rollers, balls, and DIY props to support your practice, fix stiff spots, unwind adhesions or scar tissue, tune up your nervous system, and so much more. Sign up today!