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I think this is a great thread, worth reviving, especially now with the new beginner members that have joined us (good for us older folks, too).
I've been searching for more in depth stretching help for my fingers and wrists.
I'm going to give this a try (very carefully).
"Finger and Upper Extremity Stretches for Musicians" from the Physical Therapy 101 YouTube site.
I had surgery on both of my wrists 40+ years ago and just recently realized the problems that causes me while playing the violin (and I don't recall being offered/recommended physical therapy post-op).
Btw, there's many videos available that are supposed to help us understand the proper way to stretch our hand to reach notes.
Trying to remember to always stretch my hand from the higher pitched note to the lower (on 1 string) is ridiculously difficult for me, when my target is that higher note!
Gordon Shumway said
Don't make the mistake of assuming yoga is risk-free - my aunt did her knee serious damage doing a reverse warrior pose or something. If it's not painless, don't do it!
As an addendum, I saw a TV programme about 6 months back that said that yoga poses were invented no earlier than the 19th century - it's only the breathing philosophy that is part of ancient yoga.