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7 Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Knee: Reduce The Risk Of Injury

If you are experiencing knee pain, you’re not alone. Knee pain is one of the most common types of pain that people experience. It can be caused by a variety of things, such as arthritis, overuse, or an injury. In many cases, yoga can help to strengthen the knee and reduce the risk of injury.

Causes of knee pain

– Arthritis

– Overuse

– Injury

Yoga can help to strengthen the knee by:

– Improving joint range of motion.

– Strengthening the muscles that support the knee joint.

– Reducing inflammation in the joints.

Yoga poses to try if you are experiencing knee pain:

1. Janu Naman (Knee Bending Pose)

Janu Naman is a very effective asana to release apana vayu from the knee joint and strengthen the knee. This asana is a part of Pawanmuktasana part 1 asanas series.

This yoga pose can be done by anyone, irrespective of their age and yoga experience.

Janu Naman (Knee Bending Pose) 2

Janu Naman (Knee Bending Pose) 1

How to do it:

  1. Sit with your legs stretched out in front of you.

  2. Inhale and bend your right leg at the knee, clasp the shin, lift your heel off the ground bring your knee close to your chest, and bring the heel close to the pelvis.

  3. Hold for ten breaths.

  4. Exhale and straighten your right leg, press the kneecap point your toes outwards.

  5. Hold for ten breaths.

  6. Repeat the process five to ten times.

2. Janu Chakra (Knee Rotation Pose)

This yoga pose is very beneficial for the knee as it lubricates and warms up the knee joint. It also helps in strengthening the muscles around the knee joint.

Janu Chakra (Knee Rotation Pose) 1

Janu Chakra (Knee Rotation Pose) 2

Janu Chakra (Knee Rotation Pose) 3