After long hours of sitting at a desktop, or laptop, one who writes is sure to experience a need for proper exercise, that relieves pain in the elbows, back and knees. These work-related injuries are all too common for many artists. Speaking on behalf of those injured artist, I would say, we aim to please at all cost; sacrificing the body to entertain. As with a dancer who has chronic knee pain while performing; does so, in exchange for the audience’s enthusiasm – hence, he hurts to please.
Although, it may be hard to fathom any occupational work hazards associated with being a writer. Many writers, like me, suffer from work-related joint pains or discomfort. For me, Yoga is the best exercise for alleviating the discomfort work-related knee pain. Here are a few yoga poses for knee pain that may help to relieve any soreness, you may be experiencing due to strain on your knees.
1. Makrasana - Also known as, the "Crocodile Pose" which helps to relax all muscles in the entire body. This pose simulates the feeling of a Crocodile or a lotus flower when floating on water. It literally relaxes the body entirely, removing physical stress on the muscles and joints.
2. Supported Warrior - This pose is best known for its emulation of a warrior's stance in battle. It is also the same stance that is used by those who practice the art of fencing. This position is suited for chronic knee pain because it strengthens knee muscles that support physical balance, while also helping to reduce inflammation of the tissue around the knee cap.
3. Camel Pose - The word camel in Sanskrit is; ustra. The Ustrasana pose benefits circulation in the body. This will help to aid knee pain relief by helping to increase blood flow to the injury; healing - while also reducing water on the knees.
These three poses can get you started, as a novice yogi, on treating your mild to chronic work-related knee injuries. Since, yoga exercise is based on meditation and breathing, it has acute medicinal purposes with routine practice. One cannot expect that only doing one workout will yield immediate results. But, after putting yoga poses for knee pain into daily practice, the long-lasting end result is relief. To add, set up an environment that is tranquil for yoga; try using scented candles, low-playing music, and exercise in a heated room which will all set the centered-tone to your commitment to your overall great physical and mental health.
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