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5/18/12 9:33 A

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thank you both!

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5/18/12 5:09 A

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My yoga teacher always gives us modifications for people who have problem areas, you might ask one teacher at a studio (if you don't have a teacher) to recommend good dvds



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5/17/12 8:08 P

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Tricky. The answer depends a lot on what kind of injury, where you are in the healing process, etc. I hope you had your injury checked out medically so you know what the medical & physical therapy recommendations are. That will help you figure out what you need to do.

My story (short version LOL) is that I lost cartilege in one knee years ago because of an accident; through PT, walking, and yoga got back full range of motion and no pain until (decades later) arthritis appeared. Now I am doing lots of seated leg extensions, which is slowly creating stability and reducing pain in the knee. I have gotten to the point where I can do Warrior series, but very carefully, with a chair nearby in case I need it for support.

Just as a lot of "Healthy Back" classes are really designed to help people prevent, rather than heal, back issues, a lot of the asanas that are recommended for knee strengthening (warrior series, anything involving squatting) are good for strengthening healthy knees.

I'd recommend that you seek advice from a physical therapist, or a yoga teacher who has a PT background or has been trained in yoga therapy.

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5/17/12 7:13 P

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i apologize if this topic has been covered to death, but i didn't see anything after a quick search. if there are relevant threads feel free to point me to them and be on your way :)

i've never been a fast runner, but i've plodded my way through three half marathons, and in the middle of my last one injured my right knee. i've been doing exercises and stretches to strengthen it, and have been doing some gentle yoga poses to help it out - and am really loving yoga. i just purchased mandy igber's yogalosophy dvd, and while i loved it the first few days, my knees are in a lot of pain today. i'm thinking that maybe i overdid it? or perhaps it's too advanced for me?

anyway, i wanted to know if anyone knew of a gentle beginner's yoga route (either an online video or a dvd that i can purchase) that would be good for my knees. i'd love to find something that I can do everyday. thanks in advance!

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