Living an active lifestyle can be difficult if you have knee discomfort. There are certain yoga positions that you should avoid if you are healing from a knee injury or surgery. These include standing postures, particularly those that require you to support your entire weight on your legs. Be careful while performing asanas like Chakrasana, Ek Padasana, and Vrikshasana, among others.
Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, Yoga Guru, founder of Akshar Yoga Institutions, says, “For those with weak knees or knee pain, yoga has a number of therapeutic benefits. The yoga poses’ underlying science will help to support and strengthen the knees while maintaining their optimal position. As you go about your regular activities, practicing yoga poses will help you maintain pain-free mobility, strengthen your legs, and strengthen your knees.”
He lists the following yoga postures for knee pain relief: