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5 Yoga Poses for Joint Health

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness at 3:20 pm | By: Jessica Justh

Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) – This pose eases tightening in the shoulders. It’s amazing for second trimester pregnancy back pain and sciatica. Just make sure your knee is directly over your ankle and that your heels are aligned on your matwhile holding this posture.

Bridge pose (Setu Bandhasanacan) helps strengthen knee muscles and is great for stress relief. It stretches the chest, neck and spine which can help with posture, as well. Use a yoga block during this asana for lower back support.

Bound Angle (Baddha Konasana) is a great hip opener that stretches the inner thighs. We suggest sitting on a blanket to raise your pelvic floor and pulling your heels toward your pelvis. Your knees should be out to the side as you open the soles of your feet like a book.

Triangle (Trikonasana) is great for building strength in the knees and legs which may help alleviate back pain. It tones the hamstrings, groin and hips while opening the chest and shoulders. While in this posture do not rest your hand directly on your knee. Instead try resting your hand on your chin or mat.

Staff pose (Dandasana) can be practiced against a wall to ensure proper alignment. Your head and lower back should not touch the wall — just your shoulder blades. It strengthens your core and improves posture which makes it a great pose for back pain sufferers.


One Response to “5 Yoga Poses for Joint Health”

  1. patty rehnberg says:

    Great info about the poses, but I need pictures of all the poses, not just warrior and child’s pose. Thanks, Patty

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