Many dedicated yogis experience wrist pain at some point in the journey of their practice. Every day I see people on their mats trying to grimace through the pain and I want you all to know it is NOT necessary! Our yoga practice should make our bodies feel spacious, energetic and alive, not full of pain.
The majority of yoga injuries can unfortunately be attributed to poor alignment. When we use poor alignment in postures we practice frequently, we weaken and stress the joints. Conversely, when we use proper, active alignment in the same poses, all of a sudden the pain subsides and the joints and muscles begin to work in harmony.