Kate Counts

Kate has been guiding movement in the wellness community for over a decade. Education has always been an important part in Kate’s life…from teaching elementary school for years to learning about the body and func...

What We "Knee" to Know w/ Kate Counts

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33m
Today’s class, we will be focusing on the knee joint — a joint that is used many different ways in the practice of yoga. We explore ways to feel the function of certain poses without putting pressure on the knee joint. Knee pain should not keep us from the mat, since there are many different ways to stretch and strengthen without causing harm! This 30 minute class will demonstrate ways to stretch before a more vigorous movement practice, ways to strengthen the muscles around the knee while practicing, and modifications that can be used during practice to protect the knee.

All levels (ALL welcome!)
30 minutes
Props: strap, bolster, blanket, blocks, water.
 

Postures Include: Supine baddha konasana, hamstring, abductor, IT band stretch with strap, chair with block, child’s pose with bolster, high lunge, Warrior 2, twisted lunge, warrior retreat, egret with knee kicks, malasana, supine pigeon.