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Yoga therapy approach to knees

Knees take so much through out our lives. They bounce, push, propel, bend, straighten, cross, and keep us standing. So why, if the knee hurts, do would we want to “do something” to it to make it feel better.

The Yoga therapy approach suggests looking above or below the knee may be the answer to healing. Wiggle the toes, point and flex the ankle some simple actions that affect the knee, without applying stress or stretch. Give the knee some time to calm down while bringing movement and stability to what is below. Same may apply to bringing attention to the hip above the problem knee. Gentle, non-weight bearing movements of the hips such as an easy twist, or pelvic rocking.

Yoga cloudIf the hip is stiff, the knee might over compensate. If the ankle is weak, the knee may have to bear too much of the stabilization of the leg and general balance. Understanding that what is happening above and below, may be more critical to repair and continued improvement than trying to address the knee directly.

Though introduced to yoga over 30 years ago, Martha has been teaching yoga since 2001. She received her 200 hour yoga training in 2003 and is now an E-RYT 500. Additional education: M.S. in Health Psychology, Integrative Health Coach and Mindful Awareness Meditation instructor (Duke Integrative Medicine), and over 800 hours of Yoga Therapy training. She has a school for 200 hour and beginning in the winter of 2014, a 300 hour advanced yoga certification which will award a cumulative 500 hour teacher training in compliance with Yoga Alliance. Martha's envisions yoga as a form of health, healing and well being for all people. Her students range from health professionals to yoga practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga. See all of our yoga classes.

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