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Slow Flow: Focus on Knees

Beginner II

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!

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Neita
December 13, 2020
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Best "knee" yoga class EVER !! Thank you so much for this; it gives me hope that I can improve the strength in my knees. Like another person has posted, I could not raise my knee in lunge pose unless I used blocks to help support me; that's ok. Also, in "deer pose", I could not lift my left foot alone. Once you had us lift our entire leg, then I guess that "woke up" the muscles needed to lift the foot alone. Lol - I now know what I need to work on!!

Betsy Mason
December 11, 2020
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Repeatedly doing this class has helped my knees so much. I hope this video is never removed!

d.arseneau
October 18, 2020
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I’ve yet to be disappointed by any of Guy’s classes so far, but this one truly surprised me. It was subtle, but very profound and I got a lot out of it. Simple and very impactful movements, with gentle and charming humour. I also really appreciate the reminder on specific exhales to “integrate”- you can hear a phrase many times, but then one not-so-special day it truly sinks in and the light comes on. Thank you, Guy, for sharing your authentic and welcoming approach to your practice. Sending gratitude your way.

Guy Friswell
October 19, 2020
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Thank you so much for your gracious comments. It's a real pleasure to receive messages like this just as I'm starting my day. Much gratitude to you and best wishes on your continuing yoga journey, Guy.

AussieLena
August 8, 2020
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As a new member I loved your slow flow Guy . I like your calm and at times humourous manner (?goat yoga) and your focus on the breath.
I particularly liked Video #8 Focus on the knees as I have a troublesome left knee. However, when I tried to repeat the video ( and any others in that series) I couldn't open the site even though I'm a newly paid up member? Please advise?

nnmrtn
July 29, 2020
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I found I could drop my knee to the floor but couldn't lift up without placing my hands on the floor. Not sure if that's due to weak quads, weak knees or both!

Ichkann67
July 15, 2020
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Amazing flow and my knees feel ready for the day!

Gailc52
July 2, 2020
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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
May 13, 2020
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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
May 11, 2020
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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
April 17, 2020
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Getting back into yoga and your classes are really helpful for strengthening and aligning correctly. Thank you!

oakhazel
March 29, 2020
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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.

sng4ever
January 29, 2020
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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
January 13, 2020
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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
January 15, 2020
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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.

DeeM
December 23, 2019
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Excellent practice! Just recovering from knee surgery and trying to figure out the best rehab (that's fun)! This is it. Easy and slow, yet gets you warmed up and moving. It's easy to modify the poses to fit your ability. Thanks!

unclejuice19
November 13, 2019
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I believe the word "equanimity" is the choice for this practice. I truly appreciate the relaxed attitude of your practice and the joy with which you present it. Thank you Guy.

lorigreer
October 8, 2019
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As I have a torn meniscus, I approached this class very carefully. After one class, I feel it is a helpful addition to my physical therapy. I can't do everything yet but am gently working towards building strength and increasing mobility. Thank you.

Guy Friswell
October 14, 2019
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Yes, take it slow and easy. I had a torn meniscus about 10 years ago and went through arthroscopic surgery. Mindful practice over the years has brought me to a point where there’s really not much difference between my two knees.

Deborah Lilly
October 8, 2019
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Nice one Guy - I feel my quads strengthening, taking pressure off the knee joint. I like the pace. Cheers, from Australia.

birdnthesky
October 6, 2019
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I really enjoyed this practice. My knees have been sensitive lately due to increased walking. I'm hoping this helps strengthen them. I noticed the time is actually 30 minutes instead of 19 as listed .

Melanie Lichtinger
October 1, 2019
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Great practice esp. for Yoga rehab and controlled knee strengthening.
The goat climbs slowly but surely. And loved the new-to-me deer variations.
Thanks Guy!