Whether they suffer from carpal tunnel or a sprain from a fall, athletes are always susceptible to wrist injuries. Offensive linemen put all their weight behind them, soccer players land on them, and tennis player's bank on their strength. It's important to maintain strong forearms. Indication that you are having forearm flexor or extensor problems is to take a good look at your hands in down dog before you fix them. Notice if your two fingers are stuck together or if there is nice equal space between each finger.
- Plank wrist turns
- Down dog holds/ three point variations
- Hand stands
- Chaturanga, up dog
Ankle Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis, and Plantar Fasciitis
These are three common injuries You need to develop a strong ankle, flexible ankle, open and flexible toes, and work on your balance.
- Hero's pose toes tucked
- Hero's pose toes untucked
- Tree pose
- Half side squat
- Warrior three
An athlete's neck needs great care. Full rotation means being able to fight off a defender in basketball, or turn your head towards a 95-mile an hour fastball. A flexible neck will help you roll out of a compromised wresting position, or absorb the shock of a full tackle.
- Plow legs straight and bent
- Head stand
- Lying spinal twist
- Up dog with full neck extension
You should always research a qualified yoga instructor to lead you through the poses, as well get permission from your doctor before beginning any yoga program.
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