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Knee Pain with Ankle Stretch

 
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Willow



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:48 am    Post subject: Knee Pain with Ankle Stretch Reply with quote

Any suggestions on how to make this pose less stressful for my knees. A towel behind the knees and sitting on a bolster does not help.
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Bernie



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Willow

If sitting on your heels is not available for you even with modifications (sitting up higher, etc), then this pose is probably not right for you. What is your intention in wanting to do it? Are you trying to stress your ankles, or the top of your foot, or ??? Perhaps there are other postures that can give you the stress where you want it, without having to sit on your heels (like bending the knee of the back leg and pulling on the foot while in Swan Pose, which I sometimes call the "Screaming Swan", or in Dragon Pose).

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Willow



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that I was hoping to find a way to work my way into this position to help my knees become more flexible. But it may be that I just can't. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so I found something that works so I can at least work on getting in that position. I have to sit on 9 inch yoga blocks. LOL I'll try taking away an inch at a time until I can comfortably sit on my heels.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea!
Good luck.
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