Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Yoga Chest Stretches for Carpal Tunnel
Hi. I’m Theresa Murphy on behalf of Expert Village and in this clip we’re going to look at some chest openers to improve breathing and circulation down the arms into the wrists and hands. So you want to be in a comfortable seating position when you’re doing any sort of breathing or meditative practice. I tend to prefer to sit on a block in between my heels. All right, so you want a block or maybe two blocks. Your block has a couple of heights that you can use to adjust for your own comfort. Sit bones squarely on the block. This is a symmetrical seating position. If you have knee issues, you can always sit crosslegged on a bolster. And for this particular exercise you will need a belt with a medium sized loop.
In it. You’re going to put the whole loop over your body like a hula hoop. Make sure the belt isn’t twisted in any way. And then you’re going to take the loop and put it back over your head. So I’ve created sort of backpack straps with the belt. You’re going to want to cinch it down so it’s a little bit taut. You pull the tail of the belt so the strap is tight to your degree of comfort. Slip it up onto the heads of the shoulders, so then the shoulders are pulled open. The chest is opened and I’m free to take some nice deep breaths; so breathing in and out of the nose, if you can. If you’re a little stuffy, you can breathe in the nose, out the mouth, or in and out of the mouth if you must. So the idea is, you fill the lungs and ribs.
As full as you can, enjoying a stretch in the chest and through the collar bones. Feels really good. Spend one to two, to ten to twenty minutes, as much as you can, just sitting enjoying your breath and enjoying the openness in your chest. It will absolutely help the arms, the wrists, and the carpal tunnel.
Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Yoga Chest Opener for Carpal Tunnel
Hi. I’m Theresa Murphy on behalf of Expert Village and in this clip we’re going to continue with some more chest and shoulder and arm stretches, further opening the chest and the collar bones and the rib cage. So, simply interlacing your hands behind you, you can do this in a kneeling position. You could do it standing; you could do it sitting down. To get the arms behind you might be a bit of a stretch. So however you’re comfortable, standing or sitting, interlacing the hands behind you seems like a simple enough movement. It can be quite challenging. So using a belt to make the hands come together more easily, you would hold the belt in each hand. Turn the palms to face forward and pull the shoulders.
Back. So, you can put traction on the belt to create an opening of the shoulders in front, and a pulling together of the shoulders behind you. For most people, the hands should reach. It might be a little tight, but see if you can hang on. The heels of the hands don’t have to touch. You can take the same opening through the chest, or if heels of the hands can come together and just continue to take the opening as far as it feels good, breathing deeply.