Forward Bends For Stiff Or Sore Knees – Weekly Intermediate Class 124

Focus: Forward bends can be difficult poses if you are practicing with stiff or sore knees. This can result in difficulty accessing the calming and reflective qualities that this group of poses can impart. This class includes therapeutic poses to help make seated poses and forward bends more accessible for people with knee difficulties. The sequence explores techniques for adapting poses so that they are more suitable for those needing to protect inflamed knees. It also includes poses that, when practiced regularly, can help to progress and improve overall knee health. The class will work on improving your knee range of motion in all directions, working in conjunction with mobilising the neighbouring hip and ankle joints. 

Key Poses: Malasana, marichyasana 1, janu sirsasana, ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana.

Equipment: Mat, 2 bolsters, 4 blocks, 2 blankets, belt.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 65 min

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    excellent class… I loved every posture and how we challenge our body in each session…. besides, each posture has the exact time to fully explore it.

    Greeting from Chile!

    • Di

      Glad you enjoyed the class. Greetings to you from Australia.

  2. Adriana M

    In cases of hyperextending knees, in Marichyasana, can we use some support under the extended leg?

    • Rod

      Hi Adriana,

      Thanks for your question. Yes, I would definitely recommend doing that. You can try a rolled up or folded blanket, depending on the size of the gap between your knee and the floor.

  3. Anissa C

    Comment I loved this practice! It helps me to improve my knees flexibility with using all these props and all of your explanations. Thanks a lot for these practicises. I am Frensh, my English is weak, I apologize.

    • Rod

      Hi Anissa,

      It’s great to hear that the class helped you in that way! Thanks for your feedback. 😀

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