Recently, a class member and friend has been having wrist issues. Doing poses like plank and downward facing dog have been painful. Therefore, I’ve been playing with not using my hands in my own yoga practice. And thus, this 10 minute standing yoga sequence was created.
Doing your own yoga practice at home can be a challenge at times. Especially, if you are dealing with any physical limitations. Above all, it’s important to listen to your own body. Only you know what hurts and what doesn’t. To clarify, if it hurts – don’t do it!
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Standing yoga poses in this sequence
Sometimes, for me, a home yoga practice is spending an hour doing a vigorous vinyasa power flow. Other times, it’s taking a 20 minute savasana. Bottom line, we all need something different. For this flow we’re not coming down onto the floor at all.
This standing yoga sequence begins with 3 deep cleansing breaths in tadasana, followed by a half sun salutation. After that, for strength, I’ve included chair pose. It’s a strong pose and can transition easily into warrior 1, with a little balance challenge.
Flowing through chair, warrior 1 and a 1/2 sun saluation alone can create some heat. But, we add more by switching up things and adding a lunge with a twist. Twists are a great way to build some heat without the need for full sun salutations.
Stepping from the twisted lunge to revolved chair is something that was in a 60 minute Patreon class I did in December 2019. It’s a fun transition I like to play with a lot in classes. Likewise, in my own practice.
To sum up, this is a great class if you’re looking for a short 10 minute routine. Whether you have wrist/hand issues are not. Sometimes, we just need to get our bodies moving and wring out the stresses of the day.
- Which do you prefer floor or standing yoga?
- Do you have any wrist/hand issues?
- Would you rather do shorter or longer practices?