There are many symptoms of a meniscus tear. In a typical mild tear slight pain and swelling occurs. These symptoms usually subside in a few weeks and there is no need for surgery.
Other postures that should be done mildly if at all are shown below.
Many postures that stretch the knee into deep boundaries can commonly aggravate meniscus damage. Happily these postures can still be done with benefits such as increasing range of motion and relieving stiffness. Choose to do them mildly or the benefits disappear and aggravating the condition can occur.
Try this posture with a block if at all. A much better choice would be to enter a mild Child pose shown at the bottom of this column. This is because yoga posture that involve all of the upper bodies weight falling upon a joint have increased risk of injury and are generally more dangerous.
A slightly larger tear in the menscus can cause sharp pain and swelling within the joint. Swelling usually increases from the time the meniscus is torn and can often worsen over time. The pain may also disappear and suddenly retun when the joint is moved in a way that aggravates the damaged tissue.
Paschimottasana is a seated forward bend in yoga. It is a good way to
stretch the hamstrings. If the anterior meniscus is damaged maintain a slight bend but if the posterior meniscus is damaged straighten the legs to relieve the pressure.
Use ice packs to help with swelling and reduce pain.