Sometimes you can hear the crack or feel the pop when you walk – and the knee pain can be so exhaustive and painful. The knees need to be carefully guard because muscles and ligaments can easily suffer sprains. The sprains can be generated because the tension on the knees is a consequence of hard work or pressure leaving a debilitating injury, especially when you don’t have the right fit for a good workout. Knowing and caring the knees are the keys of having a good healthy life.
You can do the following poses to release knee pain or to avoid it:
Eye of the Needle Pose (Sucirandhrasana).
- Begin lying on your back, bend your knees and separate them hip-width apart, placing the soles of your feet flat on the floor.
- Straighten your left leg upward, bend your left knee and cross your left ankle over your right knee, bring your left outer ankle outside of your right knee so your foot hovers in the air. On an exhalation, draw your right knee in toward your chest, sliding your left hand through the space between your legs and clasp both hands around the back of your right leg’s thigh. If it is possible, hold onto your shin, instead.
- Keep your back flat on the mat, releasing the shoulders.
- Hold for up to 5 to 8 breaths.
- When you feel ready with an exhalation, release your leg and place your right foot on the floor, and repeat the pose on the opposite side for the same amount of time.
Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)
- Stand in and step your feet wide across the mat, turning your left foot out by 90 degrees.
- The heel should be just opposite of your right arch. Turn your right foot in slightly, raising your arms to the sides, be sure you keep your shoulders down while your palms face the ground.
- On a inhalation bend your left knee. Your thigh should be parallel to the floor and your knee should be above the ankle.
- Hold for 5 to 8 breaths and slowly straighten your legs, release, and repeat the pose on the opposite side for the same amount of time.
- Try to practice these poses for at least 5 days per week.
Remember that a happy practice leads a happy lifestyle.
Lots of love, Savannah.
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