strengthening joints

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gregor
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strengthening joints

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Dear Bernie,

you mentioned in an earlier post reply, that yin yoga is good for strengthening the joints. could you please refer to some postures that are especially strengthening knee and elbow joints?

Thank you!
Gregor
Bernie
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Yin Yoga for the joints

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Hi Gregor ... yes, one of the main reasons many people do Yin Yoga is to strengthen the joints. If you visit the tab on the left that is labelled Yin Asanas, you will find in each asana listed the joints that are affected by the pose. There are a couple of dozen to choose from but to work the knees specifically, you could try Saddle Pose. If that is not available because it is too much, try simply sitting on your heels for 3 ~ 5 minutes. Straddle fold can also stress (in a healthy way) the inner knees.

In the upcoming YinSights Newsletter (due out probably next week) I will offer some more ideas for using Yin Yoga for the knees, but it will be much of what we have already discusssed before. However, to work the elbows, you may want to look at the most recent newsletter where we talk about Yin Yoga for the upper body. Check out this article for some ideas.

Cheers
Bernie
gregor
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Post by gregor »

Thank you Bernie,
since we had much corresponding on that topic in the forum, i do saddle and it feels great.
what do you mean with straddle? forgot and can't find it in the asana list.
the same with the pose called windshield w. something...forgot the name and saw it in one post.

Cheers
Gregor
Bernie
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Straddle is Dragonfly

Post by Bernie »

Sorry ... it is also called Dragonfly.
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