Thanks SouthernMoss for alerting me of the yoga question.
Nicole_B - There are several things we can try to remove the wrist pain from your practice. adjustments range from slight changes of positioning, to props, to using alternative poses.
1. try rotating hand so that fingers point slightly to the sides of the mat. right fingers towards the right.
2. try changing the angle of your wrist. placing a small prop (could be a rolled towel or by folding your yoga mat) under your wrist. so that your wrist are higher than your palms. One person I've worked with found the opposite helped and she used a wedge to lift her palms/fingers higher than her wrists.
3. this is too physically challenging for some people... rather than palms on the ground, use fists or better yet finger tips.
4. see if can distribute less weight on your hands by using a block under your palms or shortening the distance between you feet and hands in a position like downdog.
5. use alternate poses that don't involve putting weight on your wrists. if we are creative, there is always an alternative. for example, even inversions such as handstand can be done with chairs. so that no weight is placed on your wrists.
If you are in Los Angeles or Vegas, I'm happy to meet with you in person. If not, I'm happy to skype with you. I never charge people living with spondylitis for a private yoga lesson. Depending where you live, I may also be able to recommend someone near you for a private lesson. Privates can be expensive, but I think it's worth it if they get you to a place so that you can take public classes or do a home practice.
call me, toll free, at the SAA office 800-777-8189 ext 231 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to set up a skype practice.
btw, I've had ulcerative colitis flares every so often. so I can also relate to your other question.