Take 5 to Innergize
Stretches and decompresses wrists, increases circulation to wrists, prevents and helps reduces symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Step 1: Sit slightly forward in your chair, feet flat on the floor, legs at a 90 degree angle. Contract your abdominal muscles slightly, lift up through your chest and lengthen your spine. Drop your shoulders down your back.
- Step 2: As you inhale, reach your right arm straight out to the front. As you exhale, point your fingers up and press through the palm of your hand, as if trying to press into an imaginary wall. As you inhale again, reach your left arm straight out and place your left hand on palm side of your right hand, only from the right fingers up (not covering the palm of your right hand).
- Step 3: Now, pull back gently with your left hand, and press out gently through your right hand, being mindful not to extend the fingers on your right hand back, but rather to maintain gentle but firm pressure.
- Step 4: Take 3-5 deep breaths here. To release, simply lower both hands and arms down. Repeat on the other side.