For those of you who have experienced chronic knee pain before, or maybe still are, you all know that it’s not a picnic. Most of your day to day activities are impacted, from walking to the bus stop, bending over to pet the family dog, sitting down at a meeting and having to get back up again an hour later (always pleasant…), etc. Although there are a lot of pharmaceutical products out there that can take the edge off, and of course, medical devices such as knee braces and the likes, some people would rather go with a more natural way. If you are interested in yoga poses for knee pain, then keep reading.
Yoga Poses For Knee Pain
A lot of studies have been done over the years (Duke University Medical Center, US National Library of Medicine to name a few) which have concluded that some yoga poses are useful for managing chronic knee pain. The general consensus was that stretching the lower limbs (in a gentle/relaxing manner) stimulates the body’s natural healing process and promotes circulation in areas that are in dire need of it, which in turn relieves pain.
Please keep in mind that I’m not a yoga expert so I won’t be getting into all the poses that you should or shouldn’t do. The purpose of this is post is to share two videos that I have come across over the past few months which have helped me more than you can imagine. The first video is from Esther Eckhart, who explains a few things that you should focus on when doing yoga, specifically with regards to your knees:
The second video is from Chaz Rough, who goes through a series of poses to help with knee problems.
There are other great videos out there with other recommended yoga poses for knee pain, however I just wanted to share my two favorite ones because they helped me. If you have chronic knee pain and you are thinking of taking up yoga, please consult your doctor before doing so. Although they helped me, your situation may be different so you want to make sure to get an opinion from a qualified specialist.
Disclaimer – I am not a doctor and I am not qualified to provide medical advice. This article was posted for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice.
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