Yoga for knee control

Working with mountain athlete Emelie Forsberg is a great learning experience for me. I know that yoga can be a great tool for increasing performance and also for rehabilitation. Still, everyone has different needs and the interesting process is how to individually adapt yoga techniques and find out how they can be most beneficial for specific goals.

In our last session we focused a lot on control, stability and strength in inner range for the knee extensor muscles, and how yoga poses can help with this. In standing twists you both have to work isometric in inner range with the quadriceps while controlling dynamic forces created from the movements of upper body. From the outside it might look like not much is happening with the legs since their still. But it’s actually hard work. Additional benefits of standing twists is of course for the spine and core muscles. Try some of these variations and share with a friend if you think they can benefit from it.