On a hard day, all you want to do is sit back and relax! After a busy Monday or an overly hectic Wednesday, you keep waiting for a Friday, we get it. Is it just me or do you also feel like you need to go for a good massage because desk jobs can be challenging to your body? If you are a lazy personality who can live on a chair, then whatever I just said doesn’t mean anything to you. Anyway, if we talk about work, we must also talk about the side effects of it, that is- ‘body pains’ because of the change in body postures or compulsively formal body language.
Here is what I am going to enlighten you about- what kind of people can face body pains? How Yoga can help tackle that? What can you do to maintain a functional life? Easy-peasy! It’s not just the procrastinators or you may call them “Netflix and chill bed-bugs” who can face multiple dysfunctions in the body due to their unhealthy lifestyle but also the active section of the society. Knee pains can be a result of many different problems, calcium deficiency, injury, and so on. This is why we have come up with 4 Yoga asanas which can help you shovel down your pain.
Knee pain seems like a minor problem, but it’s the engine of your body. In case you don’t have much knowledge of Yoga, then you may attend any yoga teacher training in Nepal or a Yoga retreat in Nepalto learn the basics of Yoga.
4 Yoga asanas to fox your knee pains
- Virasana (Hero Pose)
Virasana is a beginner level Hatha Yoga asana which should ideally be practiced in the morning on an empty stomach. It is a meditative pose that increases the blood circulation in the body. It works as oil over your machine-like body. The hero pose removes the lethargic nature of the body by adding some fuel to it.
- Makarasana (Crocodile Pose)
This pose replicates a crocodile relaxing in the water. It is a beginner level Hatha Yoga asana and usually practiced on an empty stomach at the end of the Yoga session. It helps in stretching your leg muscles and strengthening your core. It controls hypertension and works like a pain-relief to release the stiffness in your knees.
- Malasana (Garland Pose)
Garland Pose or Malasana is a heavy squat pose. Like the other Yoga asanas, this pose is also practiced on an empty stomach, where you have to hold the pose for at least 60 seconds. This pose directly impacts your knees, ankles, and thighs. The more you bend your knees, the more smooth you are making it, therefore exercise is an important element to balm-up your knees. Malasana removes the stored pressure from your knees.
- UtthitaParsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)
This is a Side Angle Pose which helps in stretching your body and relaxing it thoroughly. UtthitaParsvakonasana oxygenates the muscles in your body which are usually undernourished and often neglected. In this pose, you have to switch sides after holding it for 30 seconds to the minimum. One of the best benefits of this pose is that you can increase your stamina and also patience.
So, these were our shortlisted asanas that work fine for knee pains and other complications. It should also be noted, that these asanas are not just centric towards knee pains, they are also protecting other parts of the body as well. Health is the foremost priority, and then the growth just follows the trail. Stay fit and humble with Yoga!
Devendra kumar is a Yogi,Traveler and a Yoga Teacher in India.He provides yoga teacher training classes in Gurgaon.His strong connection with yoga has made him to organize Daily Yoga Classes, Corporate Yoga Classes,Yoga Retreats and Yoga Workshops in Gurgaon.