Yoga vs Yoga Therapy
Knee pain is a very common condition and problem, together with hip problems. Around 300 million people are affected by knee or hip pain! This number will only increase due to modern lifestyle and habits.
For people suffering from knee pain, yoga may seem counterintuitive. And it’s no wonder why. Many yoga poses indeed require knee mobility and may also put pressure on the knee joints.
However, this is only the case for yoga – yoga which is generally designed for healthy people, and is not designed for specific needs.
There is a form of yoga, called YOGA THERAPY, which is designed to treat specific mind-body illnesses based on the practice of yoga. Such practices can include yoga postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama) and meditation.
If you are suffering from various musculoskeletal problems, yoga therapy may be a very effective alternative remedy, as long as it is designed with the specific problem in mind.
Yoga Therapy for Knee Pain Relief
As someone who suffers from knee pain, especially after long periods of sitting, I have relied on yoga therapy to help relieve sensitive and sore knees in the absence of painkillers.
Today’s Yoga Therapy for Knee Pain routine is based on one that I do regularly whenever the knee joints start hurting. We will go through various yoga postures to help stretch, strengthen and mobilise the knee joints.
PS. This video was filmed when I was backpacking and needed the yoga therapy routine frequently – the camera lighting and angle may not be ideal but I hope it will benefit you as much as it did for me!
Here’s to pain-free living. Enjoy.
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The YogaMad is founded by Candy, an avid yogini who is passionate about inspiring others to live their best lives while finding mind-body-soul balance. She has a background in business consulting but has left the corporate world in her quest to live out her dreams as a yoga nomad.