1 Yoga Tip I Wish I Knew 5 Years AgoNov 15, 2021
And, I’m ready to share it with you.
No, it's not, “Keep going.” Because if you’ve followed me for any amount of time you would know that’s just a given. Keep going with your practice. Even when you want to stop. Even when yoga feels like its somehow working against you or your practice is getting worse. Just trust me, keep going.
But, the tip I want to share with you today is one that will change that way you attempt your arm balances, planks, anything on your forearms, and even your Downward Facing Dog.
And, it all has to do with your hands. How you put your hands on the ground matters… big time.
So often, I see students flat palm their hands to the floor. And, the fingers are pressed together. But, if you want to keep your wrists healthy, get more power through your grip to the floor, and create further strength through your arms, you’re going to have to work a heck of a lot smarter.
Here is how you want to work instead.
To practice this and find your good hand to floor grip, or Hasta Bandha, come to a kneeling position on the mat.
Set your hands to the floor with the shoulders right over the wrists. Open up your fingers. Get your two index fingers parallel to each other.
Press your hands into the floor until you see your fingertips take on some of the weight. You’ll know it’s happening because you’ll your fingertips turn white. Cool. You’re almost there.
Now, move your middle finger and ring finger down to match the same length as your index finger. The knuckles of both of these fingers will pop up a bit.
And, that’s it. I promise it will change your practice FOREVER.
I can’t wait to hear how it works for you!
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