This is a powerful wrist stretch that contributes to an overall good feeling. Its helpful when you're feeling a little stressed. I also find it handy when I'm having trouble falling asleep.
How to do it.
|Hold your left hand at sternum level, wrist bent, fingers pointing down.|
|Put the palm of your right hand over the back of your left. Press slightly to increase the stretch.|
|Smoothly curl both hands up and toward your chest, increasing the stretch in your wrist as you go. Repeat five times, then switch sides.|
- Don't push or grip tightly with the hand that's holding. Simply maintain a constant pressure.
- The stretch isn't created by the hand that is holding. It is created by the curling motion of your arms. Just let them do their thing.
- Create a smooth pulsing rhythm as you do this exercise.
- Let your fingers point slightly away from you as you do this exercise, rather than straight down.
- Make sure the posture in the rest of your body is correct. Stand straight with your chest out slightly. Your weight should be on the balls of your feet, with your heels only lightly touching the ground.
- Look forward, not down at your wrist.
- Don't try to hurt yourself! This is a powerful stretch, but avoid taking it too far. If you feel yourself grimacing, you're doing too much.
- Have someone try to gently lift one of your elbows as you're doing this stretch. If you're doing it right and keeping One-Point, then your elbows should feel pretty stable.