Item description for Yoga for Healthy Knees: What You Need to Know for Pain Prevention and Rehabilitation (Rodmell Press Yoga Shorts) by Sandy Blaine, Dave Hallett, Kevin Ross, Glyn White, Chad Brewster, Sara Stridsberg & Ana Planella...
Overview Featuring seventeen poses specially designed to keep knees healthy, and heal them after they are damaged, this guide to recovering from knee injury culls the yoga tradition for recuperative exercises for those recovering from knee surgery or pain. Original.
By time she was in her early twenties, Sandy Blaine was facing multiple traumatic knee injuries that left her in constant pain. After enduring extensive physical therapy with limited results, Blaine was amazed when a six-month exploration of Iyengar yoga caused her knee pain to disappear completely. Spurred by curiosity and gratitude to find out how this was possible, Blaine made a thorough investigation into recovering from knee pain through the practice of yoga. Her discoveries are revealed in Yoga for Healthy Knees. The book features 17 unique yoga poses tuned specifically to knee health and a complete index and covers knee problems such as hyperextension and tightness, features an extensive section on the best yoga poses for knee pain prevention and rehabilitation, and outlines a daily knee maintenance plan. Blaine explains how to incorporate use of simple props like blankets and towels, and shares safety guidelines that encourage readers to establish good habits, making healthy knees a part of everyday life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2005
Publisher Rodmell Press
ISBN 1930485085 ISBN13 9781930485082
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Yoga for Healthy Knees: What You Need to Know for Pain Prevention and Rehabilitation (Rodmell Press Yoga Shorts)?
Great! Apr 8, 2008
This book is great! I love it already and I have only had it a week. I injured my knee skiing over a year ago and am still having knee pain, stiffness and instability. Physio was costing lots and achieving less. I highly recommend it. Be prepared for long descriptions! I have only done the excercises three times and my knee already feels substantially better! Thanks Sandy!
Very good book Jan 28, 2008
After doing a lot of PT for my knee and going nowhere, I decided to buy 3 books about knees. I liked this one very much and also "The knee crisis handbook", which has explanations about several types of knee injury. My only complain is that some asana explanations (Warrior, Triangle) talk about the front knee, and says nothing about the rear knee, which can be misaligned as well if you let your knee drop (which normally happened to me).
Must Have For the Road to Recovery Aug 12, 2007
I had knee pain due to runners knee (patella tracking) and started physical therapy. I did PT twice a week for 4-5 months and the pain worsened and became chronic. I could not exercise and even sitting at work was painful. I went to an orthopedist and had x-rays and a MRI to rule out other issues and he found nothing other than the patella tracking issue and suggested me to continue on with more PT. At this point I decided to try yoga, even though the PT felt it would be a waste of my time. I got this book since it was specifically for knees and went through the full routine for a week and felt much better and went cold turkey on PT as it was doing nothing other than thinning my wallet. Within a month I could exercise again (not run though, too much pressure under the kneecap still). After 3-4 months I can run again with no discomfort. For maximum sustained benefit Yoga needs to be practiced consistently and I do find if I go too long my knees will both me slightly, much like the author warns of. The poses in this book are basic and were not intimidating to me with the exception of Hero Pose which I did not attempt for a few months, but now I can comfortably hold the pose for a few minutes with no support. Explanations are excellent and pictures are sufficient. Overall a must buy for those with knee pain.
Yoga for Health Knees: What You Need to Know for Pain Prevention and Rehabilitation Jul 13, 2006
Excellent Book. Well illustrated and easy to follow. Well designed for people with joint problems, who want to strenghthen their bodies through yoga.
What a steal! Jan 19, 2006
Knees bees. Whatever. Just got this book a week ago, so as far as helping knees per se, don't know, but most impressed with it. These few yoga exercises limbers up the entire hip, leg area. It identifies which side is tighter. She even rightly points out to go barefoot often to strengthen feet that have been too conditioned to shoes.
I'm not a fan of static stretching, although athletic and engage in speed skating, weightlifting, running, hiking, but this book could stand alone as a stretching book, utilizing yoga.