Yoga for reducing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome : It is a condition that causes pain , numbness & tingling in the hands & fingers. Loss of sensation in the fingers & weakness in the hands can also occur. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by repetitive fingers, hand use & especially with improper positioning. A nerve called median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel, the narrow passageway of bones & ligaments on the underside of the wrist. Obesity, hyperthyroidism, arthritis & diabetes can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.


Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome : Pain in wrist & hands as well as numbness in the fingers are symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The numbness especially in the thumb & first two fingers often weakens your grip. Pain & numbness occurred more during the night time.

Yoga for reducing carpal tunnel syndrome : Yoga poses can help to reduce the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. People who practiced yoga over eight week’s period showed improvement in their condition while compared to those who didn’t do yoga. The yoga poses focused on opening, stretching & strengthening the joints of the upper body. Avoid poses which place too much pressure on the wrist. Although no yoga pose can cure carpal tunnel syndrome but at the same time provide a great relief from the pain of it.

1. Tdasana -Mountain pose to improve posture : An overall improvement in posture will help you to avoid the stress contributes to carpal tunnel syndrome. Mountain pose – Tadasana is a good place to start, as it creates an awareness of the natural curves of the spine & good posture tah can be translated into everday activities like sitting at a desk.


2. Anjali Mudra for stretching the wrist : Prayer position or Anjali Mudra is a good for the wrist since the amount of pressure is very easily controlled. If you can fully flex the wrists without pain, try taking the prayer position behind your back instead. This is also called Reverse Namaste.


3. Gomukasana & Garudasana to open shoulders : The arm positions in Cow Face Pose - Gomukhasana & Eagle Pose - Garudasana, which can be done in a seated position. This pose will give a nice stretch to the tight shoulders brought about by hours spent hunched over a computer keyboard.



4. Dhanurasana & A Supported Bridge for back bend : Backbends can help counteract the forward-leaning tendency that desk workers develop. A Supported Bridge is a nice, gentle backbend. More advanced pose that may be practiced Bow Pose - Dhanurasana, a full backbend that does not put pressure on the wrists.



These above explained yoga poses help to relieve pain of carpal tunnel syndrome to a grater extent. These pose if practiced by desk workers regularly they can prevent themselves from carpal tunnel syndrome

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