Yoga for Knees

Your knees are hard-working shock absorbers. Yoga helps to keep knees healthy and strong by lengthening and strengthening the surrounding thigh and calf muscles, thus helping to ease the pressure on the knees. Injuries and knee problems are often due to mechanical issues with the kneecap, which then impacts the ligaments and the joints, but most exercises fail to equally develop the inner, outer, upper and lower muscles.

Yoga asanas for knee pain helps to

        Increasing strength and flexibility in knees after an injury

        Guarding against future injuries or problems

  • Increasing blood flow and nourishment, which it sends to the surrounding joints and ligaments
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  • Strengthen your knees with these simple yoga asanas

Exercise 1:

  • Standing up, lift one leg up
  • Bend and straighten up from knee
  • Tighten the buttocks and leg and then bend forward slowly
  • Keeping your posture as straight as possible, stretch the toe. Stay in this position for a few seconds while breathing normally
  • Inhale while raising and exhale while lowering the leg
  • Breathing out, gently come back to position 1Repeat 3 times for each leg

Exercise 2:

  • Keep your feet 2 to 3 feet apart
  • Turn the right leg at a right angle and left leg a little inward
  • Tighten the buttocks and leg and then bend forward slowly
  • Hold the position for as long as you comfortably can, while breathing normally Repeat 3 times for each foot

Exercise 3:

  • Keep your feet 2 to 3 feet apart Turn the right leg at a right angle and left leg a little inward
  • Tighten the buttocks and leg With hands interlocked, bend forward slowly, and hold the position while continuing to breathe normally. Repeat 3 times on each side

Exercise 4:

  • Keep your feet 2 to 3 feet apart
  • Turn the right leg at a right angle and left leg a little inward
  • Tighten the buttocks and leg With hands interlocked, bend forward and bring the hands up as far as you can. Hold the position while continuing to breathe normally. Repeat 3 times on each side

Caution: It is important to practice these asanas with caution. If you have an existing knee ailment or any other joint problems, you should do yoga asanas for knees cautiously without over exerting yourself. For any queries contact info@srisriyoga.in (for India), info@srisriyoga.org (for abroad).