Did you know…? You can avoid wrist pain in yoga by being aware of how you use your hands. Stretch and spread your fingers, press the base of your fingers (particularly the index finger) into your mat, then press your fingertips into your mat. Energetically draw your thumb and index finger towards one another, without actually moving them. This will keep your hands active, preventing your wrists from collapsing, thereby reducing pain. Remember: It takes time to build strength, so be mindful and take a break if your wrists get tired. It’s important not to perform any postures to the extent of strain or pain. Many postures can be modified by resting your forearms on a block or making fists with your hands. Always be kind to yourself, listen to your body, and respect its limitations.