1. Strengthen your wrists, even when you’re not doing yoga
Yoga can improve joint strength, especially in the wrists. Working on your wrist strength between practices can help maintain that strength and improve upon it.
Yoga for beginners tip: Warm up the joint with a few wrist rolls (hands in fists, roll inward and outward, and flex them frontward and backward) and practice a few key yoga moves between classes. “Planks and down dog poses will improve wrist strength,” says yoga expert Beth Shaw, founder and president of YogaFit. Do these a few times throughout the week and you’ll notice an improvement in your yoga class. The good thing about these exercises is that they don’t require a lot of space or time. Do them at home before bed or first thing in the morning after you wake up.