I thought the perfect introduction back into blogging would be to share with you what I've done to help my wrists to heal. I'm sure I'm not the only one over using the scroll knob on my mouse or typing improperly!
I admit that when I first started to feel carpal tunnel pain, I sort of halted my yoga practice. It wasn't until I started to integrate certain poses, exercises, and strategies into my yoga routine that I started to notice it was actually preventing further pain in my wrists. When practicing, I have begun to focus on my hands when they are on my mat. I make sure that my fingers are spread as far apart as possible, with my palms firmly pressed into the mat, especially my index finger and thumb. This is especially important when in low push-up pose and downward dog. During the day and between computer work, I take breaks and do the exercises in the video by Tara Stiles above.
An anti-inflammatory recipe that I turned to a lot was a warming and nourishing fennel and kale soup. I honestly can not get enough of pureed soups during the winter months. I am so thankful for my blender! This soup is quick and easy to make, and can be forgotten about on the stove for a while without any serious consequences. If you've been suffering from carpal tunnel, swap out your cream of tomato soup (inflammatory!) with this alternative.
Creamy Fennel and Kale Soup
- 6 cups of water
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 bub of fennel, chopped (fronds included!)
- 1 bunch of kale, chopped (this is a great way to use kale stems!)
- 1/2 head of cauliflower, trimmed to florets
- 2 tablespoons ginger
- 2 tablespoons turmeric
- 3 cloves of garlic, smashed
- 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional, for topping)
I'm glad to be back, dear readers, and am looking forward to sharing my food experiences with you again!