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  • Writer's pictureAsha Venkatarao

Want to stay strong into your 40's, 50's, 60's and onwards? Work on your hips, knees & ankles today!

Hip, knee, and ankle Yoga mobility exercises (Sukshma Yyayama) offer numerous benefits for overall health and well-being.

Here are six key benefits:

  1. Improved joint function: Yoga Mobility exercises help maintain and enhance the range of motion in the hip, knee, and ankle joints. This can prevent stiffness and promote smooth movement, allowing you to perform daily activities with ease.

  2. Injury prevention: By increasing joint mobility, you reduce the risk of injuries related to the hips, knees, and ankles. Strong, mobile joints are better able to handle stress and absorb impact, reducing the likelihood of strains, sprains, and other injuries.

  3. Enhanced athletic performance: Athletes and active individuals can greatly benefit from hip, knee, and ankle mobility exercises. Improved joint mobility leads to better biomechanics, allowing for more efficient movement patterns, increased power output, and reduced risk of overuse injuries.

  4. Reduced pain and discomfort: Regular Yoga mobility exercises can alleviate joint pain and discomfort associated with conditions like arthritis or previous injuries. By increasing the flexibility and strength of the surrounding muscles, you can provide better support to the joints, relieving pain and improving overall joint function.

  5. Better posture and alignment: Hip, knee, and ankle mobility exercises promote proper alignment and posture. Improved joint mobility helps maintain a more neutral and stable position for the pelvis, knees, and ankles, reducing the risk of compensatory movements that can lead to postural imbalances and chronic pain.

  6. Functional movement benefits: Daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, bending, and squatting heavily rely on the mobility of the hip, knee, and ankle joints. Mobility exercises enhance your ability to perform these movements efficiently, which is essential for maintaining independence, preventing falls, and improving overall quality of life.

It's important to note that the benefits of mobility exercises are cumulative and best achieved through regular Yoga practice.

I emphasize these benefits in every sequence I teach, right?

I hope these longer explanations can motivate you to become more regular on the mat :)

Anyone who doesn't want to be mobile & active in their 40's. 50's, 60's, and beyond?


The choice is yours - your joint health & mobility is in your hands.

Will you use your time wisely today?

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