Adding these yoga postures to your therapeutic regimen can be beneficial in your journey:
Warrior Two is a lunging yoga posture that can strengthen the quadriceps. This is important because you want to build strength around the supporting muscles that surround the knee joint.
This is a standing balancing posture that will aid in the recovery of your knee replacement. Because you will be balancing on one foot, you may want to stand near a wall or high-backed chair to assist your posture.
Another yoga posture to practice to regain strength in your leg muscles is Bridge Pose. This is a backbend, but you can perform the pose with a prop and still effectively activate your glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors.
This is a yoga posture that can still afford you greater range in your recovering knee, while also providing relaxation. You will need several props for this variation of the pose: a blanket and a large cushion.
After any yoga practice, you may finish in Savasana. Simply lie on your back on your yoga mat for several minutes to allow your entire body to relax.
Meet Dr. Paul Norio Morton Dr. Paul Norio Morton, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in hip and knee surgery, specializing in robotic joint replacements, complex joint reconstruction, sports injuries, and trauma. Reach out to him to learn more about treatment options for your problem.