There are several causes for knee pain. Some of them are gout, rheumatoid arthritis, torn cartilage, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, knee ligament injuries and torn meniscus. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common reason which is it is a wear and tear condition when the cartilage in the knee deteriorates with use and age. The knee is caused by mainly by our lifestyle, occupation and age. Yoga is often recommended to prevent knee pain, knee injury and manage knee pain. With regular practice, you will gain more body awareness and have more control of your breath. Through the yoga postures or asanas, you will gain improvement in the flexibility of the knee and other joints in the lower body. This flexibility reduces the pain felt in the knees.
Standing poses can strengthen and stabilize your knees and help you to overcome the imbalance of your muscles eventually eases and eradicating the knee pain. Yoga combines the positioning of the body, meditation and regulated breathing. A combination of these exercises not only brings about physical fitness and achievement, but also creates a psychological relief to the individual. The psychological benefits achieved through yoga are a reduction in the level of stress, both physical and mental. Additionally, the individual practicing yoga for knee pain will improve their sleeping habits due to the relaxation brought about by yoga. Some of the therapy practices to manage knee pain include:
- Knee cap tightening
- Passive patella movement
- Yogic cycling
- Gentle knee bending
- Slow knee rotation
Students are advised to practice with an experienced yoga instructor with mindfulness and correct alignment to ensure a safe and beneficial practice. For an effective result, you can contact our yoga teacher for a private therapy session to help you nurse back to health.