Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Yoga poses that reinforce and extend the flexor muscles of the forearm, which are the muscles on the palm side of the forearm, can help avoid or mitigate carpal tunnel syndrome.

Start with poses that put less strain on the wrist joint, depending on the seriousness of the injury.

Beneficial Yoga Asanas

  1. Staff Pose (Dandasana) is an example of a pose that strengthens the wrist without straining it. Carpal tunnel syndrome may be prevented or reduced by stretching and softly relaxing the wrist and forearm muscles.
  2. Hidden Lotus Pose (Gupta Padmasana) and Reverse Prayer Mountain Pose (Viparita Namaskar Tadasana) are two examples of poses with hands in the reverse prayer posture. Wrists, forearms, front shoulder heads, stomach, and rotator cuffs are all stretched out in these poses. Since muscles in the upper body are intertwined, releasing stress from these regions is beneficial since carpal tunnel may be exacerbated or triggered by a chain reaction of stressed muscles.
  3. Revolved Prayer Standing Rising Wind is an example of a pose with hands in prayer (Anjali Mudra). Here, do Parivritta Namaskar Stiti Utthita Vayu Muktyasana (Relieving Pose). Stretching the wrists and forearm muscles will help to increase blood supply and relieve pain.
  4. Mountain Pose—Raised Bound Hands (Tadasana Urdhva Baddha Hastasana) is an example of a pose with bound hands facing out. These poses help stretch the sore and tense forearm muscles that most people with carpal tunnel syndrome have.