What Every Office Worker Ought to Do to Avoid Hands and Wrists Aching

Are you working on the computer and/or driving a lot? Would you like to prevent wrist pains and aches and ultimately save yourself from a carpal tunnel syndrome?

The technique you are about to learn is a great way to release the tight muscles of the hands and wrists, improve circulation in the hands and give your hands a needed break.

Hands are one of the most pressured assets we have. If you have ever found yourself not being able to use one of your hands or even a finger due to an injury, you know what I’m taking about.

Wrist joints are considered the most complex joints of the body due to numerous joints combined to create one. The hand alone has 27 bones and there are 35 muscles controlling the movement of the hands! Fingers are some of the densest areas of nerve endings on the body, thus the sense of touch is intimately associated with hands.

Poetically speaking: “Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” – Rumi

The good news is yoga actually strengthens the wrists and helps hand muscles to open and lengthen. Down dog, handstand, arm balancing, and all poses where the hands are bearing weight are great for your wrists and hands.

But you don’t have to get on a yoga mat to have healthy hands. Here’s the simple technique that you can incorporate into your workout practice or do at your desk.

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Start doing wrist stretches as a break from your computer work (you can pair it with eye exercises) or incorporate it into your workout practice.