Sore wrists? This should help…

I used to get sore wrists when I’d spend all day in front of the computer. I’m not working at a desk anymore but holding my baby in various strange angles (and being too scared to move in case it wakes him up!) has not done my wrists any favours either.

I wanted to share this stretch with you which is brilliant for wrists. It sounds complicated but it’s just one of those manoeuvres that takes longer to explain that to actually do!

Please give it a go – it’s quick and really effective and you can do as many or as few as you like:

  1. Put your palms together in front of your chest, as if you were going to say a prayer

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2. Open your palms away from you so the edges of your thumbs are touching, as if you were warming your hands on the fire

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3. Point your fingers down and bring the backs of your hands together. In order to do this, your elbows will come forward and your forearms will be parallel to the floor

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4. Keeping the backs of your hands together, bring your fingertips to point towards your chest

5. Keep moving your fingertips in a circle so now they are pointing up to the ceiling. The backs of your hands are still touching

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6. With your fingertips still pointing up to the ceiling, peel the backs of your hands apart keeping your little fingers touching and bring your palms back together in the position you started with.

Once you’ve got the hang of that you can do the same thing but in reverse. Please bear with me – it’s worth it I promise!

Here are the steps, basically the same as above but working in the opposite direction.

  1. Put your palms together in front of your chest, as if you were going to say a prayer
  2. Open your palms towards you so the sides of your little fingers are touching, as if you were reading a book
  3. Point your fingers towards you and bring the backs of your hands together. In order to do this, your elbows will come forward and your forearms will be parallel to the floor
  4. Keeping the backs of your hands together, bring your fingertips to point towards your chest
  5. Keep moving your fingertips in a circle so now they are pointing down to the floor. The backs of your hands are still touching
  6. Staying with this circular motion, move your fingertips so they point away from you (the backs of your hands are still touching)
  7. Peel the backs of your hands apart keeping your little fingers touching and bring your palms back together in the position you started with.
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Very cool and I like the sun glasses :)!

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