The vinyasa flow practice is filled with down dogs, planks, and upward dogs. These poses can be incredibly tough on the wrists. They can be compounded even further by lengthy down dog holds. So, here is a simple practice tip to save your wrists:
When in downward facing dog, press more weight into the palms of your hands. Shift the weight out of your wrists and toward the fingers.
Try it now… Do you notice a difference? If you are a teacher, maybe it is a verbal cue you can add to your down dog alignment cues. If you are practitioner, remember this each time you move to down dog. It just might be what you need to keep wrist pain at bay.