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Effective Exercises to Strengthen Your Wrists and Improve Flexibility in Yoga

Let's get down to business and boost your wrist strength with some targeted exercises and poses. You don't need fancy equipment or superhuman strength for this – just a little dedication and consistency.

  1. Wrist Circles: Begin with simple wrist circles. Extend your arms in front of you, and gently rotate your wrists clockwise and then counterclockwise. This helps improve flexibility and circulation in your wrists.

  2. Fist Push-Ups: Start in a push-up position, but instead of flat hands, make fists. Lower yourself, keeping your wrists straight, and push back up. This exercise gradually builds wrist and forearm strength.

  3. Tabletop Pose: Get into a tabletop position on all fours. Now, slowly lift your palms off the ground, keeping your fingers rooted. Hold for a few seconds, then lower. This is a fantastic yoga pose for wrist strength.

  4. Wrist Flexor Stretch: Extend your arm in front of you, palm facing up. With your opposite hand, gently pull your fingers back towards your forearm. Feel the stretch in your wrist flexors. Hold for 15-30 seconds and switch sides.

  5. Wrist Extension Stretch: Extend your arm in front of you, palm facing down. Use your opposite hand to gently pull your fingers towards the back of your hand. This stretches your wrist extensors. Hold for 15-30 seconds and switch sides.

Incorporate these exercises and poses into your routine, and you'll notice your wrists becoming more resilient over time. Consistency is key my friend, so keep practicing, and soon you'll have wrists of steel!

Thank you, as always, for reading. AND for inviting me to be a part of your world.

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