Julie Gudmestad is a Physical Therapist and a yoga teacher. I've been reading her articles in Yoga Journal for over 10 years now. Some of her articles have made it to other websites; here's an older one on knee hyperextension (which a lot of people do) and some reasons to avoid it and how to strengthen the quads to prevent it. I'll be covering this and other anatomy content in my two anatomy trainings this weekend- one at Health Yoga Life on Saturday and one for the Charlestown Yoga and BYoga Teachers in Training on Sunday.
Hyperextended Knee www.yogajournal.com Yoga article: Hyperextending your knee can cause pain and injury. Use yoga to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint.
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