Whether you’ve recently experienced a knee injury or you suffer chronic knee pain, yoga is a great option for low-impact exercise.
If you’re worried about yoga doing further damage to your knees, make sure you’re incorporating these four yoga poses into our daily practice.
Yoga Poses for Knee Pain
1. 1. Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
This pose strengthens your glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves (all muscles that surround and stabilize the knees).
Start by standing with your feet and legs together. Lift the arms above your head, then bend your knees and sit back as though you were going to sit down on a chair.
Keep your chest lifted with your weight on your heels (you should be able to lift your toes off the ground). Make sure your back isn’t overly arched or rounded forward, as well — keep a natural curve in your spine.