Adapting for Knee Pain, Knee Injuries & Knee Surgery — Considerations for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce knee pain and explore considerations for supporting students with knee issues.


Become familiar with knee pain and issues, and teaching considerations for supporting students who are experiencing or recovering from knee pain or surgery.


Provide yoga techniques to consider during active knee pain and swelling. Describe basic engagement and alignment considerations for knee conditions. Explain which muscles tend to need strengthening and stretching to help with knee issues. Provide alignment adaptations to consider for students having trouble aligning their knee in bent leg standing poses. Note poses and adaptations to consider for students with knee conditions. Explain recommended practice priorities for students with knee replacements.

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