Beware Of These 4 Yoga Poses If You Suffer From Knee Pain


Your love for yoga may make you weak in the knees, and not in a good way. If you are one of the 100 million Americans suffering with chronic knee pain today, this one’s for you. Here are the four poses you must avoid to honor your body in your practice. 

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Camel Pose

Camel Pose places a lot of direct strain on the knees. Consider using a blanket under the knees to alleviate pressure, or avoid the pose altogether. 

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Hero Pose

The backward twist of both legs in this pose can create excruciating pain in the knees. Try bending only one leg at a time to modify the intensity of the stretch and to protect the ligaments.

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Child Pose

Child Pose is a relaxing favorite among yogis. Although, this asana can put excess tension on the knees if there is a preexisting issue here. To modify, create a wide-legged stance to extend pressure away from the knees.

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Lotus Pose

This intricate pose requires a large range of motion and forces the knees into a very taxing position. Instead, simply cross the legs to avoid unnecessary strain.

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