A friend was asking about suggestions for pushing up to Urdhva Dhanurasana with problem wrists.
Seems holding onto a teachers ankles works but what to do when there's no teacher around.
Not sure if this will help but I remembered my old push up grips/bars that I had bought to work on my jump back and thought they might be an option.
Had to hunt around for them this morning but managed to find them buried away under the chinchilla sand.
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You have to be careful as one side of the bar wants to lift up when you first push down but once aware of that it's possible to avoid it.
Another option is perhaps coming up onto a fist.
Not sure I recommend either of these but it might be something to consider as a work around to an old wrist injury.
I Know I know, feet are pointing out when I came up, wasn't thinking about them and slipped back into old habits.
Was VERY tempted to try dropping back on to them, perhaps I'm getting old but discretion won out over valour or at least plain foolishness.
Just found the OLD jump back with Nike grips video from May 2008, think I'd been practicing, what, a year? Apologies for the quality, this was taken on an old phone.
These were great actually, used them for a month or so, allowed me to work on some of the other elements of the jump back without having to worry too much about the lift. Found them useful later too when I tried the straight leg jump through on the smooth bathroom floor with socks on, video of that too somewhere....