Yoga for hands

Brenda Rock

Hand exercises for everyone.

Why you should try it...
Exercising yours hands can help strengthen the muscles around the hand joints therefore giving better support.
Synovial fluid which lubricates and cushions the joints is helped by increasing it’s circulation and helping the joints move more smoothly.
Blood flow to the hands is increased. The muscles and ligaments of the hands are warmed so may help with pain relief.
If you work on computers or devices this is a handy sequence. If you experience pain in your hands these may help also.
Try doing once or twice a day to see results.

Who should try it?

People who work on computers or devices.

Massage Therapists

Hairdressers or Barbers.



Chefs or Bakers



and many more!


ALSO, whether you have osteoarthritis (wear and tear on the joints) or an autoimmune inflammatory type like rheumatoid arthritis, dealing with stiff hands can be one of the most frustrating parts of managing arthritis day to day.Hand exercises can be especially beneficial for the stiff fingers often seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Studies of yoga training, including a recent report from the journal BMC Research Notes, have found that it can improve grip strength as well as reduce inflammation and pain in rheumatoid arthritis.

Watch a really short video below of some quick and handy (get it!) exercises that can be done anywhere.


Brenda Rock

Brenda Rock is a Yoga Therapist, Breath and Wellness expert as well as a educator of Restorative, Nidra, Chair and Hatha Yoga. She is a specialist in Rest and Women's Health.