Hasta Bandha – Hand Lock

This tip is a great way to protect the wrists and shoulders in upper extremity weight-bearing exercises. It is especially helpful for those who experience wrist pain or have shoulder injuries or pathologies.

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There are 3 important things to remember when weight-bearing through the upper extremity for optimal alignment, joint congruencey and efficiency of movement:

  1. Press fingertips into the mat or floor to create a co-contraction of the muscles around the small bones of the wrist
  2. Shine the eyes of the elbows in towards each other.
  3. Maintain shoulders over the wrists.

Written on May 10th, 2016 ,

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