Yoga for Healthy Hands
26 Nov 2018

Yoga for Healthy Hands

26 Nov 2018

Greetings Everyone!

“The hand is the cutting edge of the mind” is one of the many classic lines uttered by Jacob Bronowski in his classic work, The Ascent of Man. Over the course of human history, the hands have been the primary instruments that our imaginative minds have used for shaping our environment and for expressing ourselves creatively. The hands are also one of the main ways that we relate to each other, either by ‘giving someone a hand’ through a round of applause or by shaking hands during a greeting. Yet, it feels like our 21st century hands are more adept at relating to phones and keyboards than they are to actual human beings. And when we put ourselves in some of the simplest, most recognizable yoga poses, we quickly realize that our hands are impaired and unconscious in the way that they relate to the ground. Telltale signs of this deficiency? Compression in the wrists, pain in the elbows, instability in the shoulders, and excess tension in the neck. That’s why we created our new series, Yoga for Healthy Hands 1 and 2! Each of these videos details the proper alignment and actions of the hands in key poses where the hands are responsible for bearing at least some of the weight of the rest of the body. Have you secretly never really liked Downward Dog? These videos are for you. Do you spend at least 10 minutes each day on a computer? These videos are for you. Have you suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome? These videos are for you. Do you want to feel free in your wrists and elbows and light in your chest and neck? These videos are for you. Hope you enjoy!

Take care,
Geoffrey

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