If you're like me, the first thing you think when you hurt yourself is "I'd better get to yoga!" Because Bikram Yoga is a therapeutic practice, it's designed to be safe and beneficial no matter what condition your bod is in! When injured all you need to do is gentle stretching without causing any strain or pain.
When you break a leg (like my mother-in-law, pictured below) or have another injury where you can't bear weight on a leg or foot, the standing part of class can be performed in a chair with tons of benefit to the whole body.
Here's how to do it:
Awkward Pose is incredible for your knees (not to mention your hips, ankles, butt, pelvic floor, abs and back!) but people with knee troubles often feel real uncomfortable (dare I say... awkward??) doing this one. The key is in the technique. Check it out:
For more about Awkward Pose, click here.
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HHY Founder, Yoga Business Coach, yoga-doer and life-lover, Kay Afif!