If you want to keep the knee healthy you need to strengthen the vastus medialis (the inner quadriceps). In fact, physical therapists consider exercises that strengthen this neglected muscle key in the rehabilitation of knee injuries. - Doug Keller
Knee and hip replacement surgeries are increasing exponentially. These joint imbalances, from over-use or under-use, suggest a need to understand better their source of dis-ease as well as the prevention. In our yoga practice, we know that awareness is key. Only with awareness can we then turn around or transform our experience from what is out of balance to what serves us better.
In this workshop, yoga actions will be practiced that balance the inner and outer quadriceps’ work and enable the knee to track properly in its groove. Strengthening the inner thigh muscle and opening the outer thigh muscle impact the knees’ ability to extend but not hyperextend.
Pratyahara, pranayama and meditation will also be explored.
This workshop is also part of Serene Yoga Studio’s Advanced Teacher Training program, where 200hr RYTs can accrue these hours towards the 500-hour certification. Serene Yoga Studio is a Canadian Yoga Alliance CYA-RYS Gold Yoga School. All Serene Yoga Action Workshops are eligible for accreditation and credits with Canadian Yoga Alliance.