5 Basic Yoga Poses Modified for Knee Pain

No student should have to withstand knee pain in a pose. Here are simple modifications for five basic yoga poses to offer your students.

No one should withstand knee pain in a pose. Here are five simple modifications you should know as a teacher to make the pose safer and more comfortable for your students.

Students experience knee pain for a number of reasons. Sometimes their knees are sensitive, their hips are overly tight, their joint structure is compromised, or they’re recovering from surgery. Any type of pain in the knee—especially sharp pain—is an immediate red flag.

Knowing how to modify basic yoga poses for students with knee pain is a crucial component of keeping your students safe and their knees happy. Start with the following modifications for five common yoga poses.