style: Anatomy

duration: 60 min

Anatomy – Know Your Knee : Function of ACL-PCL

Knees in Standing and Seated poses

Understanding the knee joint, and the role it plays in standing poses.

A lot of pressure can be placed on the knee when we move in a regular fast paced vinyasa class. It is important to take care of, and to understand how the knee functions in movement. Knee problems are amongst the most common physical problems, and many arrive at yoga with an existing knee problem, and some, can exacerbate knee problems with incorrect alignment.

Knee problems that occur as a result of yoga are often practitioners who start yoga with stiff hips and ankles trying to  force  into extreme postures of the knee. Hip stiffness is less common in non-Western cultures partly because of a lifestyle, which includes squatting to go to the toilet and sitting cross-legged since childhood.

Working with the stabilisers of the knee joint – ACl and PCL axis of movement. Learn a few tips, and keep your knees safe in yoga class. How to work in protecting the knee join in standard actions we use in vinyasa flow class.

Cora Wen

Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.

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