This wrist stretch, like the others, helps develop an overall feeling of relaxation and calmness. It's also ideal for relaxing your shoulders if that's where you tend to feel stress.
How to do it.
|Hold your left hand in front of you at about chest level, palm away, thumb down.|
|Reach over top with your right hand until you can see your fingers in back.|
|With your right hand, turn the palm of your left hand toward the ceiling.|
|Stretch your left wrist by smoothly extending both hands away from you. Repeat five times, then switch.|
- Keep your hands a little lower than your elbows, and your elbows a little lower than your shoulders.
- Don't use a vice grip. Just hold softly, like your one hand is glued to the other.
- Keep One-Point as you do this and all ki exercises. Don't become overly focused on what your hands are doing.
- Watch your posture. Stand correctly, with your weight on the balls of your feet, heels just lightly touching the ground.
- If you do this exercise in a seated position, sit forward in your chair, keep your back straight, chest out. Oh and by the way, relax.
- Does it feel good? With all ki exercises, this is a real good way to test if you're doing it right.
- You should feel the stretch not just in the wrist, but all the way down the forearm, and even into the shoulder region.