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Wrist-Free Energy Yoga Flow

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Ever feel like your wrists need a rest from yoga? This yoga flow class is designed to minimize loading on the hands while offering a balance of warming and expanding yoga exercises, so you can practice yoga without putting stress on your wrists.

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Ikreitz, posted on September 9, 2014

This was my first time doing yoga for a while. I enjoy yoga, I always feel wonderful afterward. I was recently diagnosed with double carpal tunnel syndrome, my left wrist worse than my right (and I'm right handed - go figure). Really happy to find this as I REALLY need the exercise and the wonderful stretching yoga brings. Thanks Kreg and GaiamTV!

kregweiss, posted on April 16, 2014

@YogaCaro thank you for your warm feedback. Toucan find more 'wrist free' practices by searching videos under my name :)

YogaCaro, posted on April 16, 2014

Great video. I had a wrist surgery and cannot put pressure on it so this practice was perfect. Thank you. Hope you will make more of those.

LukeMYO, posted on March 4, 2014

@lizzie192 The video is working well from here! Please if you need any further technical assistance email us at support@myyogaonline.com - Luke and the My Yoga team

lizzie192, posted on March 2, 2014

This is a great video, I always love Kreg's classes. But the video keeps stopping, could someone try to fix this?

amyoga74, posted on February 15, 2014

Thanks - this was perfect for my sore wrists and arms after shoveling too much snow! Namaste.

JoyThomas, posted on October 7, 2013

I agree with Jennigin, the Shavasana is almost 5 min long and as it's only a 25 min. long practice, that would be helpful to know. Other than that, definitely appreciate not having to use my wrists as I've been having some trouble with that lately. Also, I appreciated that the transitions between poses were really thoughtful as well. I'll be back to try some more classes from you Kreg.

Lolotte, posted on June 4, 2013

Thank you Kreg fr this gentle flow. My wrists were sore this morning, this was just what I needed. I just wish, as someone already wrote, that the description of class (and classes in general through the website) would tell how long the final savasana is going to be.

Pocahontas75, posted on April 30, 2013

Thank you. For this series. I use this in my class today. Namaste.

SusanFourtane, posted on March 27, 2013

Thank you, Kreg, for bringing this harmonious sense of healing energy and wellbeing to my daily practice. Namaste.

cechacon, posted on February 27, 2013

My right wrist is soooo sore! I've been searching for something like this!

Jennigin, posted on October 23, 2012

I really like your wrist free practices! One thing that I wish was included in all class descriptions though, is how long shavasana is. It would be helpful when choosing the right class for my allotted time. Sometimes I want a shorter one, sometimes longer, just a suggestion. :)
Also, wish we could queue up a weeks worth of classes, or even a list of classes we want to try, instead of having to favorite them right away. Sorry, should have wrote an email,
Thanks for such a great practice!

NCMichael, posted on October 20, 2012

Thanks for this video Kreg. I hurt a small muscle in my sholder and needed a downward dog free practice. SOOOOOOOOO appreciated this.

kregweiss, posted on October 16, 2012

Hi jlwk22, as long as you have received clearance from your health professional, you enjoy many poses that do not involve arm/wrist loading:
*standing poses like Crescent Lunge, Warrior 1 / 2 / and 3, Tree Pose
*forward bends like Uttanasana, Janu Sirsasana, Wide Leg Forward Bend, Childs Pose
*simple seated twists and lying twists
*other seated poses like Baddha Konasana, Cow Face (with no arms), 90/90 hip opener pose
*restorative poses like Legs Up the Wall pose, Savasana, Supta Baddha Konasana

Just be mindful of how you transition from one pose to the next avoiding sudden weight bearing on the arms and hands.

Namaste,
Kreg Weiss

jlwk22, posted on October 15, 2012

I see you have practices which are wrist free. I am recovering from a broken ulna, radius and elbow joint. Any suggestions for exercises/poses without putting pressure on elbow or arm?

sheenajampa, posted on September 1, 2012

Gorgeous, exactly what my wrists need, and still feels as tho I've worked the rest of my body into stillness : ) Yoga has changed my life, is constantly changing my life... I'm so grateful for myyoga * namaste, sheena x

taupelamb, posted on August 17, 2012

Excellent! I really appreciate your calm voice and the cadence. You've struck the balance in providing sufficient instruction at the right time to allow the practice to move nicely along. The wrist free aspect is greatly appreciated as a component as all the downward dog gets heavy/straining some times. I'm new on myyoga and will continue with your videos- thank you.

kregweiss, posted on July 11, 2012

hi yogagrammie, great that these wrist-free practices have been helpful with your wrist recovery - yes, it is always ideal to schedule in some 'wrist breaks' in one's practice - every tissue in the body needs cycled rest from loading. namaste, kreg

yogagrammie, posted on July 10, 2012

I have done the wrist free harmonious hips spinal flow several times now and LOVE it! Will continue to use this practice even after my wrist heals. Wrists always can use a break now and then! :)

kregweiss, posted on June 20, 2012

Hi yogagrammie ... great to hear you were able to use this practice effectively while recovering from carpal tunnel surgery. You may find my other 'wrist-free' flow helpful as well: http://www.myyogaonline.com/videos/yoga/wrist-free-harmonious-hips-spina...

Namaste,
Kreg

yogagrammie, posted on June 19, 2012

I'm recovering from carpal tunnel surgery. This is just what I've been looking for! I very much enjoyed this practice and now am looking forward to doing it again while I continue to get my strength back in my wrist. Thanks again Kreg! :)

Siobhan59, posted on March 26, 2012

Great hip openers. I really like the flowing sequence. Thank you!

dbulat2, posted on February 2, 2012

This is awesome; wrists or no wrists!! Splendid for good hamstring / leg stretch. Now I just need more abs and twists.

kregweiss, posted on September 5, 2011

Hi mgmalia, Thank you for trying this wrist-free practice. After years of competing in sports, I find my hands need a rest despite the rest of my body still wanting a flowing, energizing practice. Hence, why I came up with this flow. Looking forward to the second one we recently filmed going up. Namaste, Kreg

mgmalia, posted on September 5, 2011

Wrist Free Yoga!! I've been looking for something like this for a long time. Thank you so much!!

kregweiss, posted on August 24, 2011

thanks telma, recently filmed another 'wrist-free' flow that is longer and offers some fun, progressive poses. namaste, kreg

telma, posted on August 24, 2011

Kreg.
Another winner from the Kreg Weiss Collection. Do you realize if I did a diferent one of your videos each day, It would likely be October before I repeat?

mamatwist, posted on July 18, 2011

I too would love to have more, longer wrist-free practices! Absolutely! This was wonderful!

innerblissyoga, posted on June 9, 2011

love it.simple and sweet! yes to more wrist free practices!!

DreamOcean, posted on May 26, 2011

PERFECT for today as my wrists have been taking an extra load with my Buddhist prostration practice over the last month. I'm also a huge supporter of an extended wrist-free flow and so is my husband (whose wrists/forearms suffer from computer use)! Thank you Kreg (and MYO) for all of the creative ways to reach all yoga practitioners. :) Salama!

alorinna, posted on May 24, 2011

Oh it was sooo short. Please, another like this but longer! I have a permanently damaged wrist and it would be so nice to have an hour long class designed for people like me! Namaste, and thank you!

irfaan, posted on April 10, 2011

Very nice. Would love more wrist-free programs. Too short though.

kregweiss, posted on April 7, 2011

Thanks Sheri and everyone else. We are thinking of adding more 'wrist free' practices. Let us know what you think? Namaste, Kreg MYO

sheri_dust, posted on April 7, 2011

Just wanted to say thanks for having this available on the website!! I sprained my wrist two days ago and was bummed about not being able to do yoga so this was a godsend! A big A+ too because there was no point during the flow that I had to stop or adjust :)

balanceandbreath, posted on March 30, 2011

lovin' my yogaonline!

karmalarm, posted on January 18, 2011

Great class, one of my faves. I can't put a lot of pressure on my wrists, but that aside I really enjoyed the flow of the poses.

gidi2, posted on June 17, 2010

Just looking at Kreg Weiss is an inspiration -- his physique just glows with respect for his body and mind. He makes me want to eat better and care for my "temple" in a wiser way. Thanks, Kreg!

Jelli4, posted on May 18, 2010

Love this practice. With thanks~ Johna

bpinto, posted on May 8, 2010

this is a most beautiful class, not to use the wrist. I enjoyed it . thanks blanche.

curlyag, posted on May 1, 2010

I've been having some carpal tunnel issues, so was thrilled to see this practice that didn't put further stress on my wrists. Wonderful.

emiddleton, posted on April 30, 2010

This is a lovely, peaceful practice. I am 5 weeks pregnant and was looking for something not too strenuous and without inversions. This fit the bill. Thank you!

agilebeast, posted on April 15, 2010

Thanks Kreg for this practice. Very gentle and relaxing. Good for beginning the day or winding down at the end of one. And my wrists are happy. :)

EvolutionAngel, posted on April 8, 2010

Wonderful calm yet envigorating flow that gives lots of benefits w/o utilizing the wrists. Love the end music - so zen :)

alexis2278, posted on April 6, 2010

i luv this it makes me have more energy i am ten old and i kno how to do this kind of yoga

Laurina, posted on March 28, 2010

Aletheia, I can see the full version, I think you need to be a paid member to do so.

aletheia, posted on March 28, 2010

Thank you Kreg for this beautifull practice. It was also deeply needed. A longer version would also be great. Namaste!

Julie_Brewen, posted on March 2, 2014

I was so happy to see this video. After having had surgery on both arms and modifying my practice, so happy to have this. Will look forward to more advanced wrist free sequences perhaps?

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