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Yoga Asanas To Cure Knock Knees

Knock-knee is a structural deformity, caused by certain muscles being overactive (tight) while other muscles staying underactive (weak) resulting in poor knee alignment. The problem is not limited to the knee but  affects the upper leg area including the femur and tibia leg bones plus related tissues. Knock-knees tend to put increased pressure on the lateral compartment cartilage and strain the soft tissue of the medial, or inner, knee. This problem is more common in our society, and is associated, with arthritis in the lateral compartment.

Knock knees problems basically starts from childhood and gets cured by its own with growth, but improper development of bones can lead to knock-knees. This problem won’t let one  walk or run freely.

By loosening up the muscles with hip opening and hamstring stretches, one can help to improve the condition. Yoga asanas for the same are:

Supta Padangusthasana:

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose I)

Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I)

This asana or pose focus and targets your neck, shoulders, lungs, chest, stomach, groin, thighs, knees, calves and ankles stretching and strengthening them.

Ardha Chandrasana (Half moon pose)

In sanskrit, ardha means “half”, while Chandra translates as “moon”. In this asana, your body takes the shape of a half moon. Regular practice enhances your span of concentration. It also improves co-ordination and motor reflexes. The intense stretch it gives to the spine, strengthens the paraspinal muscles, keeping the spine supple and well-aligned.

Trikonasan (lateral bending pose)

This asana or pose stretches and strengthens your leg muscles and knees. It relieves the tension from your muscles and is helpful in improving the condition of knock knees.

Benefits & Precautions:

This asana makes the spine flexible and gives good exercise to the lateral area. It also vitalizes the liver, pancreas and kidneys, exercises the side muscles and increases the flexibility of the hip joints and waist.

Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

Corpse Pose is practiced at beginning and end of every yoga session. This makes you energetic to enter the yoga session in the beginning. At the end of the session, Shavasana would get your away from all the fatigue that your doing of other postures might have generated.

Do not expect to see the results overnight. Practice regularly and correctly and you will see a great difference in not just your knees but also the entire posture.

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