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Healthy Hands and Wrists for Computer Users with Wrist Flossing

by NinaFace by hand on a red backgroundby Fernand LegerYesterday I read a brief clause in the New York Times 3 Ways to Relieve Work-From-Home Pains in which A.C. Shilton recommended some wrist stretchings for people who have been working at home and spending a lot of time on their computers. The scribe said: “Working all day at a computer can lead to overuse of some wrist muscles and underuse of others, said Abby Bales, a New York City-based physical therapist. Stretching your wrist flexors and extensors ‘prevents the wrist from coming locked into a smaller range, ‘ she said.So I believed this would be a good time to revisit the information we have on our blog on “wrist flossing” because it’s actually more complete–and probably more effective–than the extends in the New York Times. This string of wrist elongates was developed by Tom Alden, a chiropractor as well as a yoga professor, and was featured in Timothy McCall’s book Yoga As Medicine, a record that I helped to edit and for which I produced the photoshoot. That’s when I learned about wrist flossing for the first time. This is a wonderful sequence you can do if you want to give your hands and wrists a snap after marathon typing conferences, if you have wrist problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or if you have over-worked your wrists doing yoga with a lot of weight bring on your hands. There are three different “flossing” actions: 1. Palms Down. Start by interlacing your thumbs and turning your palms to face the ground. Move your elbows out the sides, so both forearms are parallel to the floor. Gently pluck your wrists apart, so “youre feeling” a modest resistance, then promote your fucking arm and lower your left, producing your freedom wrist into a forward bending and your left wrist into a backbend. Allow your right arm to do all the drive, while your left arm is passive.Repeat the free movement of persons on the other side by consuming your left arm to do all the manipulate while your right arm is passive. Go back and forth any number of era. Video of this movement is available here. 2. Palms Facing You. Start by interlacing your paws and turning your palms in to face the ground. Move your elbows out the sides, so both weapons are parallel to the floor. Now turn your palms inward, to face you. Gently pull your wrists apart, so you feel a modest friction, then move your fucking arm outward and your left inward, bringing your freedom wrist into a forward crouch and your left wrist into a backbend. Allow your fucking arm to do all the cultivate, while your left arm is passive.Repeat the movement on the other side by use your left arm to do all the run while your right arm is passive. Go back and forth any number of times. Video of this movement is available here. 3. Palms Facing Away. Start by interlacing your digits and turning your palms to face the ground. Move your shoulders out the two sides, so both arms are parallel to the floor. Now turn your palms outward, so they face away from you. Gently pull your wrists apart, so you feel a slight friction, then move your right arm inward and your left outward, returning your title wrist into a forward bend and your left wrist into a backbend. Allow your fucking arm to do all the wreak, while your left arm is passive.Repeat the free movement of persons on the other side by squandering your left arm to do all the direct while your fucking arm is passive. Go back and forth any number of period. Video of this movement is available here.See tomalden.com for further information regarding Tom Alden. For information about Timothy McCall and his book Yoga As Medicine, appreciate drmccall.com.Subscribe to Yoga for Healthy Aging by Email deg Follow Yoga for Healthy Aging on Facebook deg To say Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being, go to Amazon, Shambhala, Indie Bound or your regional bookstore.

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