Executive Contributor | Rev Joanne Angel BarryColon | Personal Development
Did you know that 25 percent of women and 16 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 80 experience knee pain due to unresolved emotions and weak and tight muscles? Research shows that people who stand and sit for long periods experience stiffness and chronic knee pain as well.
You see, the knees serve as a bridge between dimensions. They are the connection between the energy of above, the cosmic flow, and the energy of below, the Earth flow. Thus, you can consider them to be a bridging energy between your spiritual reality and your physical reality.
Metaphysically, pain in the knees is understood to be an indication of impatience, stubbornness, rigidness, and inflexibility (physical and mentally speaking) as well as an unwillingness to see someone else’s point of view.
The Right side of the body represents masculine energy and taking action. The Left side of the body represents feminine energy and openness to receiving. The front of the knee represents the present and the back of the knee represents the past.
When we experience planetary shifts, full moons, new moons, and portal energies such as 1111, 2323, 11122023, 1231223, the Lion’s Gate, and certain other energies, our chakra system is activated. This may be the cause of many metaphysical reactions.
Saturn is associated with muscle tissue in general, as well as the thighs, colon, rectum, knees, legs, and joints.
Saturn represents structure (home, work, body), foundation (home, work, body), boundaries, and resets.
Saturn rules the realms of career, achievements, and structure, and Capricorn and Aquarius, too.
Saturn is currently in Pisces and has recently gone direct after being retrograde for almost 5 months.
Take a look at your natal chart to see what house the planet Saturn is in. In addition, notice whether or not Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces appear in your chart and in which houses. This will give you some insight into where you may be experiencing less patience and not seeing beyond what sits in front of you.
Saturn will be in Pisces until February 13, 2026.
Pisces carries the energy of all 12 zodiac signs and represents Psychic abilities, intuition, dreams, additions, and tying up loose ends.
For example, I have Saturn in the 10th house (Soul’s Work) in Taurus (Relationships).
Scorpio Season is about transformation and November carries the 11 vibration (Master Healer), with the collective energy (2023), which adds to 7. This month carries a 9 vibration, which means endings, truth, letting go, decluttering, and higher wisdom.
I believe our body is our biggest teacher, especially when physical symptoms show up. I recommend exploring what your body is trying to tell you metaphysically before physically applying Western medicine. I am sure you will be quite surprised to realize what you may discover about yourself.
As humans, our bodies crave daily exercise. It’s important to move your body to strengthen it. Walking in nature is a great way to connect with your soul: however, it’s not enough to help keep your knees strong.
Below are several exercises and stretches to help decrease knee pain:
•Quadricep Stretch: Stand upright and place one hand on the wall or chair for support and pull your right foot toward your buttocks until you feel a stretch on the front of your upper leg. Hold this stretch for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat on the left side. Do 1 to 2 sets.
•Wall Sit: Stand up against the wall and place your feet about six inches away from the wall (be sure to keep your knees directly over your ankles). Keep your head, shoulders, and upper back against the wall, then slide down the wall until your thighs are parallel with the ground. Hold this position for a minimum of 20 seconds to a maximum of one minute, then rest and repeat for 2 to 3 sets.
•Hamstring Stretch: Lie on your back with both feet on the floor and knees bent. Then extend the right leg straight up and interlace your fingers behind your hamstring. Gently pull your leg toward your face until you feel a slight tightness in your hamstring. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds then repeat on the left side. Repeat 1 to 2 sets.
•Single Leg Bridge: Lie down with your feet flat on the floor about a foot apart. Extend your right leg up (keeping both knees parallel) and hold your hips up for 3 seconds before lowering them again. Repeat this for 10 reps, then lower your hips, extend the left leg, and repeat the process on the left side. Do 2 to 3 sets for 10 reps on each leg.
•Butter Fly Stretch: Lie on your back, separate your knees, and let them drop to the floor, keeping the balls of your feet together. Allow your knees to drop to the floor and hold the position for 15 to 20 seconds, before bringing your knees back together. Repeat for 2 to 3 sets.
•Ball Adductor Squeeze: Lie on your back with both knees bent. Place a ball between both knees and squeeze the ball for 3 to 5 seconds. Relax and repeat the process for 10 to 15 repetitions. This exercise can be done sitting in a chair. Do 2 to 3 sets.
•Hip Abductor Stretch: Lie on your back and cross your left heel on your right knee. Interlace your fingers behind your right hamstring, and as you inhale, pull your knee in. As you exhale, release your leg. Repeat on the other side. Do 1 to 2 sets.
•Lying Abductor: Lie on your side with both legs straight. Elevate your top leg to the height of your shoulder, while keeping your hips parallel to the wall in front of you. Hold for 3 seconds and then lower your leg down to about one inch from the other leg. Repeat 10 to 15 times, then repeat on the other leg. Do 2 to 3 sets.
To help keep your knees strong, your quadriceps, hamstrings, inner/outer thighs, and butt muscles must be strong too.
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