I have never been able to straighten my elbows- a trait I inherited from my mother. It is a painless condition and seems to be caused by my Ulna bone, particularly the Olecranon which you can feel blocking my arm from becoming completely straight. (*Disclaimer I am in no way a doctor, I just Googled arm bones and am discerning from what I know of my own body vs what it seemed to correlate with on a diagram. )
Growing up with this as my body - it has its way of compensating for it- I consider myself of a strong and athletic build.
That being said, I can’t help but wonder if this condition of my elbows would lead to long term injury in postures such as plank? -As I am unable to truly “stack” my arms underneath my shoulders and on top of my wrists?
Does anyone else have a similar condition and suggestions for safe ways to continue in my practice while working within my body’s means??
Hope everyone is happy and healthy in these strange times.
A HUGE thank you to the DYw/M community, -particularly to its organizers for allowing the free premium subscription while we are all sheltering-in-place not to mention all the wonderful free classes you always have offered.