Yoga

Yoga for Knees

Yoga when practiced with care can make your knees healthy by making them stronger, more flexible and less prone to injuries. Some of the exercises that you can try in yoga for knees: Corpse pose (Savasana), Wind relieving pose (Pavanmuktasana), Stand spread leg forward pose, Triangle pose (Trikonasana), Cobra pose (Bhujangasana), single leg raises, Locust pose (Salabhasana) and Relaxation pose.

Yoga for knees is excellent for improving strength and flexibility in knees. Doctors recommend yoga to their patients who are rehabilitating after a ligament injury. Yoga should be practiced only during recovery of injury and not when the injury is still new. Otherwise it will cause more pain. It is best to practice yoga under the guidance of doctor if you have injury or any kind of knee problems.

Here are Few Benefits of Yoga for Knees:
  • Yoga helps to strengthen both the inner and outer quadriceps
  • It helps to keep the kneecap in alignment
  • It strengthens the hamstrings, the calves and the ankles consistently
  • Yoga increases blood flow and nourishes the surrounding joints and ligaments.
  • Yoga contributes to the long-term health of your knees by opening your stiff hips improving alignment and movement patterns that help you balance in everyday activities.
  • Postures like staff pose (Dandasana), Half downward facing dog pose (Ardha Adho Mukha Svanasana), Half frog pose (Ardha Bhekasana), simple balancing pose, Seat of power pose (Utkatasana Pose), etc can be very helpful for rejuvenating knee joints.

Caution:

In case you have knee pain it is important to know the cause for the pain which will be helpful in suggesting the perfect asana. Yoga for knees is an excellent option to treat ailments of knees. But it is very essential that you do all the asanas with care and gradually because some difficult ones can when not done with care can actually injure your knee further. So it is best to consult a specialist before starting any yoga exercises in case of knee pain or any knee ailments

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