No Wrists Required Sequence
Wrists are not difficult to injure. My partner Jason has a cranky wrist. I know many of you can relate. But he wants to build heat and experience dynamic movements. Again, the relating thing. Every day I witness people asking so very much of their wrists. Repeat after me: “They are not built to support your body weight, even if you only weigh 105 lbs.” So, I was playing around today, not overthinking, just moving and breathing. It’s when the very best stuff rises to the top. There’s a bit of fancy, but it’s all for a purpose. This is a no wrists required sequence, so it’s perfect for anyone dealing with hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder unhappiness. Try it out, and please let me know if you have any suggestions. I’m big on collaboration.
- Headstand. Move legs wide, and then into the splits, eventually finding Badda Konasana, back to wide legs.
- Land in Prasarita Padotanasana. Enjoy for several breaths.
- Spin to your left, and move into Pyramid Pose. Don’t you worry about it if you land off of your omat. It’s fine.
- Half Moon Pose with a bind. Let that quadricep muscle open.
- Cross the elevated leg over the bottom leg landing with both feet on the ground wso your pinky toes are touching. Nice.
- Walk your feet a few inches a part, and bend your knees, crossing your arms to land in Eight Diamond Pose. So pretty.
- Pyramid Pose on the other side, then half-moon. Rinse and repeat until your opposite foot is in front and your legs are again crossed to move into Eight Diamond Pose on the other side.
- Spin to the right so you’re off the mat, but facing the short end of the top of your mat. Again, it’s fine.
- Step your right foot back and move into Pigeon Pose or Lizard Pose.
- If Pigeon Pose worked out for you, roll to your outer left hip to bring your right leg over and take Baby Grasshopper. Wanna see that transition?
- No wrists required.