This & That: Strong Knees

If you have weak or injured knees, make sure you don’t misalign them like this (cute in goats, not so cute in people!) Instead, stabilize the knee like that in standing poses like Warrior II.

If you are working with tender or healing knees, using a chair to stabilize your Warrior is a great way to practice alignment. It won’t help strengthen your quads as much – and strong quads can help protect your knees – but it can be a good start to get your body into position and proper alignment so you can safely feel your knee tracking over your toes.

The first image is a beauty from Sharon Montrose and the second is from about.com.

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