Props needed: A block, a strap, and a bolster. Easy, level 1 class with those props. Mic is a little tinny at first, but past that is a simple, relaxing class with minimal effort. Savasana is cut off so continue for as long as you like, using the mantra and/or breath to center yourself i
All yoga exercises involve a series of knee positions that have a positive effect on the body and mind. These include asanas of varying degrees of difficulty and should be practiced based on your mastery of the yoga series you are following. Knee postures should be avoided by people with knee pain and injuries as these poses exert the weight of the body mainly on the knee. Some of the most commonly used kneeling asanas are:
Hero or Virasana: This is one of the most basic kneeling poses and is usually practiced as part of the pranayama or the meditative part of yoga. It is very helpful in strengthening the thighs, knees and ankles and is a great way to develop strong arch support. In general, heroism is very effective in relieving constipation and improving other digestive problems, and particularly in relieving menopausal symptoms in women. In addition, pregnancy yoga in the second trimester also contains virasana because it reduces the blood flow in the legs of pregnant women.
Camel husbandry or Ushtrasana: A powerful pose performed towards the end of the yoga lesson when the muscles of the entire body are in a state of mobility. Camel Pose strengthens the spine and other back muscles. It also proves to be very therapeutic for respiratory problems, anxiety and fatigue problems, menstrual cramps and back pain. It is very useful in strengthening the rectal muscles, so it is often recommended for patients suffering from hemorrhoids.
Diamond pose or Vajrasana: This is a very common and reliably easy kneeling pose and can be practiced by beginners. It radiates energy and blood into the upper part of the body.
Supta Vajrasana: This pose is the advanced form of Vajrasana and can only be practiced after completely mastering the Diamond pose. This asana is very useful in curing sciatica and also strengthens the thigh and abdominal muscles. It also helps to control high blood pressure and constipation. Supta Vajrasana is not a complete kneeling pose, but is considered a combination of a back bend and a kneeling asana.
Bull Pose or Vrushasana: This asana is mainly used for youth conservation and is most commonly practiced by men. It stimulates the blood circulation and strengthens the muscles of the whole body. Bull keeping is very helpful in alleviating male anatomy issues, especially nocturnal or excessive semen discharge.
Child pose or Balasana : This kneeling pose is very easy to do and proves to be very relaxing for the yogi. It is usually practiced after bending back to counteract the postures that stretch the spine and back muscles backwards. Balasana gently stretches the hips, knees and ankles, relaxing on body and mind, taking the focus away from all external distractions.
Other asanas that require either partial or full knees are Cat Pose, Simple Twist or Bharadvajasana, Dog Pose, and the Swan Pose or Hamsasana. With a wide range of knee cleansing appointments available, you can easily select those that fit your yoga program or help them relate health issues that you practice yoga to.