How to Avoid Knee Hyperextension reviews the mechanics of moving safely in your yoga practice.
Hyperextension occurs when the knee joint extends beyond its normal range of motion. This can occurs when you apply to much weight or pressure on the knee joint. Hyperextension causes soft tissue damage, swelling, and the possibility of tears or strains in the ligaments around the knee joint.
Avoiding knee hyperextension requires mindfulness and body awareness. If you’re a flexible person, you’re likely already hyperextending some of your joints without even noticing it. Your yoga practice is the perfect place to experiment with safely moving within a natural range of motion.
In the How to Avoid Knee Hyperextension tutorial, you’ll learn how to effectively engage your muscles in order to prevent hyperextension in the knees. You’ll also learn alignment principles that help make hyperextension easier to recognize. Finally, you’ll learn to move mindfully through popular standing yoga poses.