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Plank and downward facing dog are strenuous poses on the wrists, and I definitely experience tightness and wrist pain during these yoga moves. I was looking forward to feeling the benefits of the Wrist Wedges, which are angled to reduce the pressure on wrists during weight-bearing exercises. However, I found that the angle increased pressure on my wrists instead of distributing the weight evenly across my fingers. I think I'll stick to my yoga instructor's advice and continue to press into my fingertips rather than lean into the heels of my palm.
My knees do not like balancing on hardwood floors, even if my yoga mat is doubled up. I love the Knee Donuts, and I will definitely be using these next time I'm at the gym. The Knee Donuts cushion and support the patella (aka kneecap), so the knee never touches the floor, and I tried intense knee-balancing moves like opposite arm/leg balances, kick backs, camel pose, and knee push-ups using them. The Knee Donuts helped me maintain balance and concentrate on the targeted muscles rather than any knee pain.
The Neck Circle is a great way to keep the neck in a neutral position. You will automatically feel the difference of a correctly aligned neck. I rested in Savasana with no tension, and I also tried a few Pilates moves, like single leg circles, while lying on my back. My neck felt lengthened and straight, and my chin naturally tucked downward. I think this is a great product for Pilates, yoga, or any traditional exercise done on your back.
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