Slow Flow: Focus on Knees

Guy Friswell
Instructor Guy Friswell
Average: 4.9 (12 votes)
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Guy helps you bring intentionality and purpose to your movements in this slow flow class with a focus on knees. Learn to tune into subtle sensations and make small adjustments that will keep your knees safe and stable in bent or straight legged poses. Note: you may want a folded blanket or other soft support for the kneeling poses. Check out some of Guy's other slow flow classes like Slow Flow: Seated Practice, or Slow Flow: Focus on Transitions. Oh, and please don't take Guy's photochromic lenses personally. He's only hiding from the sun, not you!

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga, Slow Flow, Yoga for Seniors


Gailc52 1 week ago

Trying to get back into a regular yoga practice after some years away. I am enjoying these classes and the slow but purposeful build up into strength.

mamagirl51 1 month ago

I am really loving the slow flow practices that Guy is offering. And the encouragement and gentleness of his words and manner. Thank you!

JLP 2 months ago

I really enjoyed this practice and appreciate Guy's easy-going, laid back instruction. It felt like we were just there hanging out doing yoga together. Thank you!

cgrdina 2 months ago

Getting back into yoga and your classes are really helpful for strengthening and aligning correctly. Thank you!

oakhazel 3 months ago

I really enjoyed that lesson, thank you. I love the chimes and the combination of some martial art movements. I look forward to the rest of the challenge.

Guy Friswell 3 months ago

Hi there OakHazel! So nice to see your feedback as you follow along with my slow flow challenge. Wishing you all the very best in your yoga practice! Guy

sng4ever 5 months ago

I was happy to see this practice as I tweaked my knee somehow during a practice or weight trng.
Guy made this slow and methodical which was wonderful so I could listen to the knee / my body. He incorporated some Tai Chi (or so I believe) which was lovely with the movement. As always, Guy provided a slower paced practice that is really nice for any level of yogi.

MaryRose Metcalfe 5 months ago

For the past 8 weeks I have been experiencing tender and sensitive knee issues throughout my day. I do yoga 5 to 6 times a week (for one hour) and have been doing so since June 2019. Before this date, I was doing yoga once a week for an hour but retirement has now given me more time. I think I might be overdoing it and getting these knee issues as a result. I have read several tips and tricks to make sure your knees are aligned however my knees act up when I am putting pressure on one knee (for example all the warrior poses and variations of same). For the past few days I have been doing my own practice avoiding these poses to try and give me knees a rest and I think it is working.

Melissa taught me some good tricks will I was in Chacala and I am using these, but the sensitivity continues.

Can a person do too much yoga? Am I right in avoiding some knee work until me knees heal.

I have been runner, although only on tails, for about 20 years, but I'm not a fantastic - just once or twice a week for 5 to 7 kms. I also hike and do aqua-fit.

Right now I'm just sticking with my yoga as it has been -40 here in Yukon for the past few days.

Any advice or similar experiences would be most helpful.

David Procyshyn 5 months ago

Hi MaryRose.

Yes, one can do too much yoga, and it does depend on your body and your needs. There could be other things contributing to that, so you just want to be aware of what exacerbates and eases the discomfort in your knees.

I'm glad that Melissa was able to help you. I imagine that a gentle routine that mixes strength and flexibility would be a good place to start. Aqua-fit sounds like it would be ideal. Let me know how it goes.