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Wrist/palm pain - advice?
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August 17, 2010 - 12:54 pm
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Hi Kyhiera,Did you find Gripitz to be useful props? Many people make fists and put their knuckles sideways or straight up on the surface of the yoga mat. Depending on the posture you could use a forearm instead of palms or fists. One example is dolphin (on the forearms) instead of downward dog.As a yoga teacher, you probably have some students have carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injuries in the wrist. There are a million modifications for carpal tunnel syndrome. Paul recommends a lot of different yoga props depending upon the posture. The Gripitz look good and should be fine too. peace,Gator

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Thanks so much, everyone, for all your help. I think I posted in the wrong area (sorry!) as i'm not actually teaching but rather practicing, reading, studying and writing to complete my level one boxed course from Aura!

Anyway, yes, the Gripitz helped and I was able to find something like this for my practice at home. Too, my Iyengar yoga instructor helped me with an alternative dolphin pose where I used the block to space my palms. Positioning my thumbs in a right angle around the block really lessened the pain and allowed me to continue practicing without strain.

I have to say, this experience and all the information on Paul Grilley's Anatomy for Yoga video are SO helpful!

With gratitude,

Kyhiera

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Yes, Paul Grilley is on it, when it comes to yoga anatomy. Glad to read you are in good hands with your local Iyengar teacher. Helps to get modification advice.

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