Are you feeling pain in your knees? Knee pain is very acute and common these days due to modern lifestyle followed by people. Earlier it was seen only in aged, but now it can be seen in adults, teenagers and aged. Thus, knee occurs in early age mostly due to our unhealthy lifestyle. Therefore, we should always be on healthy way for living long and painless life. Thus, Yoga can help prevent knee problems and disease if practised mindfully.
There are many yoga exercises that helps in controlling the knee pain, but remember to practice these yoga exercises under the supervision of yoga experts.
Below we have mentioned yoga exercises that works best for strengthening knees.
Trikonasana (The Traingle Pose)
The trikonasana is best for strengthening the muscle that supports inner quad. This pose is helpful in stretching the hips, groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine. Most importantly it works best for reducing anxiety, stress, improving digestion, increase concentration and body balance. Thus, therapeutic for back pain, asthma and sciatica.
Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
Mountain Pose is best for knee pain relief. It makes you aware of engaging your leg muscles to protect your knees. Tadasana strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles. Thus this works best for improving the body posture and relieving constipation. Most importantly it is therapeutic for sciatica.
This pose is best for strengthening the quads hamstrings, and abductors. This Asana is best for increasing the blood flow in lower region of your body. Besides this, it also helps in toning and strength the ankle, leg, thigh and knee muscles. This Asana helps in increasing the concentration.
Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)
This Asana helps in strengthening the ankles, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and spine. Most importantly it also helps in increasing your concentration, improving balancing and digestion and relieving the stress. Therefore, this asana also works best for knee pain, lower back pain and menstrual disorders in women.
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandasana)
This Asana the back, buttocks, and hamstrings and gives stretch to your chest, neck, spine, and hips. Most importantly it also helps in Stimulating the lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs. This bridge pose is best for relieving stress, rejuvenating the legs, reducing anxiety, relieves from menstrual pain, improving digestion, reducing back ache and headache. Bridge pose is helpful in asthma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis.
Warrior pose II ( Virabhadrasana)
This warrior pose or virabhadrasana is best for stretching, strengthening, and stabilizing. This also helps in stretching your knee, hips, groins and shoulders. It stimulates your abdominal organs. This Asana helps in improving circulation and respiration, relieving backaches, developing balances and stability, improves your stamina and concentration and revitalizing your tired limbs. Virabhadrasana is therapeutic for flat fleet, sciatica, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel and infertility.
The virasana stretches and increases flexibility in the knees, ankles, and thighs. This is also helpful in improving the blood circulation in legs and relieving legs from tiredness. The hero’s pose works best for improving digestion, relieving from gastric problems, improving your body posture and relieving from menopause pain. This Asana is therapeutic for asthma and high blood pressure.
The garland pose Stretches your thighs, hamstrings, lower back, the sacrum, the groin. This Asana also helps in strengthening the hips, digestive system and spine. Malasana works best for improving digestion, improving body posture, body toning, making your knees and ankle flexible.
Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
Eagle pose is provides strength to calf muscles and helps in stretching the thighs, hips, shoulder and upper back. This Asana increases the flexibility in hips, legs and back. Garudasana works best for improving the concentration and balance and relieving the stress. This pose is therapeutic for sciatica and rheumatism in the leg joints.
Pyramid Pose (Parsvottanasana)
Pyramid pose stretches the legs, hips, spine, shoulders and wrists and provides strength to legs and core. Thus, this parsvottanasana works best for stimulating the abdominal organs, improving posture and balance of body, improving digestion and calming brain. Therefore, pose is therapeutic for flat feet.
Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana)
Extended Side Angle Pose helps in strengthening the hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder. This Asana helps in Stretching the groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders. Besides that this utthita parsvakonasana works best for stimulating abdominal organs, increasing stamina and relieving constipation. This pose is therapeutic for sciatica and Osteoporosis.
Crocodile Pose (Makarasana)
Crocodile pose stretches the muscles of legs and hips. This Asana is very helpful for knee pain, asthma and other lung and spine related problems. Most importantly makarasana works best for relieving stress, fatigue, insomnia and anxiety. Thus this pose is therapeutic for cervical, slip disc, spondylitis and sciatica.
Yoga is the most powerful and effective way for strengthening your knee problem. Therefore, always remember to practice it under the supervision of an expert.
[Note:- Please don’t practice any yoga exercise without proper assistance of an expert. Most importantly Don’t practice this yoga exercises in case of serious knee injuries. If you are suffering from any kind of serious health issues like hypertension or any kind of heart disease please don’t practice these exercises without consulting your doctor. Thus, Pregnant ladies donot practice any yoga exercise without proper assistance of your doctor or trainer]