Press for Yoga for Healthy Knees
Body + Soul, October 2007
The Best Yoga for You, by Abbie Barre[Read full article | download PDF]
From relieving carpal tunnel syndrome to helping cancer survivors with recovery, yoga’s benefits have made news in various medical publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association… As rosy at the yoga scene looks, the future holds even more promise. “As younger people see the difference between people who have practiced yoga and those who haven’t, yoga will continue to grow in popularity,” predicts veteran yoga teacher Sandy Blaine.
Body + Soul, June 2007
Strong Knees, by Kate Hanley[Read full article | download PDF]
Simple adjustments to your everyday routine can add to healthier, stronger knees… We designed exercises with physical therapist Jim Johnson, yoga teacher Sandy Blaine, and movement educator Erik Franklin to help you strengthen and stretch the muscles surrounding your knees for better alignment and greater stability.
Fit Yoga, November 2006
Yoga for Your Knees, by Matthew Solan[Read full article | download PDF]
“We often don’t think about our knees unless there’s a problem,” says yoga teacher Sandy Blaine, author of Yoga For Healthy Knees… The reason is, most people don’t know what do to. How do you condition a joint? The strategy is not to focus on the knee itself, but rather the various muscles and ligaments that support it.
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Reviews for Yoga for Healthy Knees
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Very Helpful Book — Amazon review by D. Bazan
This book has been extremely beneficial to me, as I’m in the process of recovering from my 3rd knee surgery… This book lays out numerous yoga poses that are beneficial for stretching the knee areas (hamstrings and quadriceps) and helps the reader to adapt the poses to their particular ability. There are numerous pictures through-out that show how the movements should look and includes the adaptations, and each pose is clearly described in writing, so you know you’re doing it correctly. It’s wonderful to know that with a little time and dedication, one can find true improvement in flexibility and pain! I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering from knee pain.
Excellent Resource for Resolving Knee Pain — Amazon review by Renee
After several days of sedentary computer work and some subsequent gardening work, my knees were in a lot of pain… After a few sessions of doing the exercises in this book, my knees have improved enough to be pain free and allow me to return to gardening and my beginning yoga practice. The exercises included are clearly described and illustrated with photos of correct positioning, with modifications suggested as needed. You don’t need to have done yoga before to benefit from the exercises in this book. In addition to strengthening muscles that support the knees, the stretches and poses also help loosen areas that are tight that might be pulling the knees out of proper alignment. Also, the entire set of exercises can be done in 30 minutes or less, so it’s not hard to fit into a daily schedule. For those of us with a history of knee pain or injury, this book is an excellent resource for strengthening and stretching the muscles that help protect the knees.
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More Press for Sandy Blaine
iYogalife, mind, body—get it together, ©2006 Rodale Publishing
Yoga for Runners, by Nicole Kwan
Asana Sequence by Sandy Blaine[Read full article | Download PDF]
Athletes of all sorts have discovered that yoga is the perfect cross-training tool. We took the most common running goals and asked the experts (including… Sandy Blaine, author of Yoga for Healthy Knees, Rodmel Press) to target yoga routines that will help meet those goals.
Yoga times, November 2006
Alameda Yoga Station: Solid Yoga in the Heart of Alameda, by Cathy Dalton[Read full article | Download PDF]
“The playful, mindful classes explore different aspects of yoga such as asanas (postures), partner poses, restorative yoga, sun salutations, female health issues, the blossoming body, meditation, pranayama (breathing) and chanting. Sharing this array of practices can nurture an overall sense of well-being and inner peace, plus body awareness, strength, flexibility, self-esteem and stress reduction.”
Yoga Journal, August 2000
Carpal Tunnel Cure, by Angela Pirisi
Yoga Remedies For Everyday Ailments, From the Editors of Yoga Journal[Read full article | Download PDF]
Sandy Blaine, an Iyengar-influenced yoga instructor who runs Carpal Tunnel Prevention workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, says that combating mild to moderate
CTS symtoms is primarily a matter of “counteracting the repetitive movements that created them.”
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