I at all times blamed my lack of skill to get into lotus as merely being resulting from tight piriformis so I labored on quite a lot of pigeons and seated poses with deep exterior rotation with some outcomes. Nonetheless, lately, I discovered a part of the rationale was the tight IT band. It’s that sheath of fascia within the image that runs all alongside the skin of the knee and beneath it.
I assumed my tight knees have been because of the meniscus tears and little doubt my lengthy restoration from that and my restricted vary of movement did tighten up my knees however now that I work so much on this space I’m beginning to see outcomes very slowly.
I’ve been studying about IT band syndrome which is prevalent in quite a lot of runners and bikers. I discover that after I bike so much this space does tighten up. Since it is vitally WHITE tissue, it takes additional lengthy to stretch.
Fortunately, you may just about work into this each day by way of yoga and stretching. I’ve been engaged on this for a minimum of 15 minutes a day, together with the knee work I’m doing to unbind my knees. It’s taking a LONG TIME nonetheless. It’s important to be affected person. The hip rotators open a lot faster being softer tissue.
Yin sort of stretching works the most effective. Lots of people assume Yin is yoga for pussies however I disagree. It’s hard and intense if you’re working into your wrestle areas. I’ve seen folks shake and tremble in lengthy Yin holds. In case you are a moist noodle so far as flexibility then I suppose you wouldn’t really feel an excessive amount of however I haven’t actually seen anyone like that but in yoga. Nearly everybody has some wrestle level, even when they aren’t conscious.
This morning I used to be sitting in gomukhasana earlier than the ability stream class I attended began and I used to be on the level of ache fairly shortly simply sitting there. It was a superb heat up for motion although and I felt fairly good as soon as we moved into a downward dog pose.
Anyways I can be specializing in this for the following few days in my energy stream with some new concepts. Opening this manner can lead you into different pleasant deep poses.