Here are some yoga poses that can help to relieve common wrist problems due to repetitive stress injury- which can cause numbness, excruciating pain and tingling sensation in the wrists. Reverse prayer pose, cow face pose and upward bound fingers pose are some excellent yoga poses to treat wrist pain.
Cow Face Pose: Cow face pose (Gomukhasana) is an excellent yoga pose to ease wrist pain or numbness. It also increases wrist flexibility to a large extent. Practicing this yoga pose regularly also helps to prevent common wrist conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. To do this pose, begin sitting with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. After dragging your right foot below your left knee, rest your left leg on top of the right so that, if possible, your left knee is directly on top of your right. Then, reach your left arm up and behind your back and try to clasp your hands together. Now, hold the pose for ten to twenty seconds and repeat on the other side.
Reverse Prayer Pose: Reverse prayer pose (Paschima Namaskarasana) is best yoga pose for people who suffer from chronic wrist pain. To do this pose, stand in mountain pose. Relax the shoulders and bend your knees a little. Bring your arms behind your back and join the palms with fingertips facing downward. Now inhale and turn the fingertips inward towards the spine and bring them to face upwards. Make sure that your knees are slightly bent and your palms are pressed firmly against each other. Stay in this position for at least twenty to thirty seconds. Now, turning your fingertips downward. Bring the arms to the side of the body and slowly come back into mountain pose.
Upward Bound Fingers Pose: Upward bound fingers pose (Urdhva Baddhaguliyasana) is another effective yoga pose for wrist pain. To do this pose, simply begin by interlocking your fingers and placing your hands on the top of your head. Your palms should be facing upward. Then, straighten your arms up toward the ceiling until you feel your muscles tighten. Hold pose for ten to fifteen minutes. Now with an exhalation bring the hands down and release the interlocking of fingers. Change interlocking of fingers and repeat the pose.
Hand Under Foot Pose: Hand under foot pose (Padahastasana) is a stress relief yoga pose as well as relief from wrist pain. To do this pose, bend at the hips and bend your knees as needed so that your hands touch the floor. Lift your toes and slide your hands, palms up, under your feet. Allow your toes to come right into your wrist creases. Press into your palm with the balls of your feet and relax your head. Hold this for 5 to 10 breaths and move the weight around slightly to feel the relief.
Eagle Pose (Arms): Eagle pose (Garudasana) is an excellent yoga pose to counter the problem of wrist pain. The eagle pose also helps to reduce stiffness and swelling in the wrists as well. To do this pose, stand in mountain pose. Inhale deeply and take your hands straight in front of you. The palms of your hands should face each other. place your right elbow over your left elbow. Bend your arms to 90 degree. Entwine your arms in such a way that the thumbs of both the hands are pointing towards your face. Hold pose for twenty to thirty seconds.