Focus: This class features yoga poses that help to strengthen, stabilise and protect your knees. Many of the poses will help to strengthen the quadriceps generally and the vastus medialis specifically. This muscle is the innermost muscle located at the front thigh region near the kneecap. It is one of the group of four quadriceps muscles. It helps to stabilise your knee, and ensure a healthy tracking of your kneecap as your leg bends. The class includes several standing poses that are seen from the perspective of the knees. The movement of entering and exiting the poses are paused and held at specific intervals so as to help you isolate and activate this muscle. The class will be well suited to people who are working with knee difficulties, but also to anyone who is looking to optimise and protect the health of their knees.
Key Poses: Utkatasana, trikonasana, virabhadrasana I & II, ardha chandrasana, parsvakonasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 blankets, 2 blocks.
Duration: 50 min