Arthritic Knees & Yoga

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Course Overview

Join Yoga for Arthritis founder and director Steffany Moonaz for an in-depth look at yoga and arthritic knees to learn how to practice safely and modify poses for optimal comfort.

This workshop will explore risk factors, pain management, and show you how to use yoga alongside physical therapy for recovery after a knee replacement. You’ll also learn how an alignment-focused, accessible yoga practice can provide joint support and help to prevent or alleviate arthritis symptoms.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Why the anatomy of the knees contributes to the likelihood of experiencing arthritis.

  • How yoga can be used as a tool before a knee replacement, during recovery, and long after a replacement has happened.

  • How to practice yoga while you are experiencing knee pain.

  • How to effectively use props such as blankets, blocks, exercise balls, bolsters, chairs, and wedges to safely support your joints.

  • Three different ways that people with arthritis can comfortably and safely get up and down from the floor.

  • How to support the knees and other joints for a more relaxing savasana.

  • How to yogify physical therapy exercises by incorporating breath and mindfulness.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

1.5 hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • Steffany Moonaz, founder and director of Yoga for Arthritis, introduces the workshop and explains why the knees are the most common area for arthritis.
Section 2
  • Learn about the risk factors for arthritis and how making positive lifestyle changes (like practicing yoga in a safe way) can help you to avoid them.
  • A quick explanation of the knee-strengthening practice that follows.
  • This active standing practice offers plenty of prop options to support you as you move on your mat.
  • This moderately paced, breath-centric seated chair practice will help you to gain strength and can be used as a tool to prevent and manage knee arthritis.
Section 3
  • A quick lesson on how to customize your practice so that you can still do yoga when you have pain or discomfort in your knees.
  • Learn how to use props such as blankets, bolsters, and blocks to find a comfortable way to sit during your practice.
  • See a demonstration of three different ways to get up and down from the floor safely and comfortably.
  • Learn how to properly practice standing poses to help prevent or manage arthritis in your knees.
  • See a demonstration of various adaptations of savasana that can be more comfortable for people with arthritis.
Section 4
  • Steffany discusses the things to consider when making a decision about getting a knee replacement and how to talk to your yoga teacher about it. She also offers tips for using yoga as therapy before, during, and after surgery.
  • In the tutorial and practice that follow, Steffany will walk you through movements that are commonly used during recovery from knee replacement surgery.
  • See a demonstration of five exercises that are often used during recovery from knee replacement surgery.
  • This practice is intended to help with recovery from knee replacement surgery. Any exercises that have been prescribed can be yogified by incorporating the breath (and mindfulness) into the practice.

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Meet Your Teacher

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Steffany Moonaz
Steffany Moonaz is a yoga therapist and researcher in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Moonaz spent 8 years at Johns... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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