Glucosamine & Chondroitin
I seem to remember hearing about this a few months ago when I had an old knee problem play up, on account of the colder weather. That time I tried the warm caster oil wraps, which seemed to help. My knee's been aching a bit again recently, though not as badly, so thought I'd try the pills this time.
I tend to be more than a little skeptical about the Vitamin & Mineral industry ( yes me, who'd have thought it ) but in my new Pascalian mood, I figure all I have to lose is a few bucks and yet the world to gain, or if not the world then one less thing that irritates
As you can see in the picture, 60 tablets in this packet, so a month to try it out.
The symptoms I'm experiencing at the moment is an ache in my left knee. Doesn't effect my practice that much, I can fold it up into lotus OK, but it's not as comfortable as the right leg. It's something I've had off and on for twenty years or so, an old Aikido injury that was operated on and plays up in cold weather. I'm half hoping this doesn't work as I don't want to have to paying out for a winter's worth of these every year.
Anyway see if it works, watch this space.
Interesting thing happened yesterday re the duck. I opened my arms a little wider and came up more easily and without mashing my chin on the mat.
Obviously I tried that before but could never get back up. Arms closer together, jazz hands, tips of thumbs touching was the only thing that worked.
Perhaps now that I've built the strength to get back up I can start taking my arms a little wider and that will help me to cleaner Karandavasana.