Standing Extended Wide Angle Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer

Standing Wide Angle Pose For Breast CancerBy Diana Ross, ERYT 500, Yoga Model Angela Strynkowski, ERYT 500

When starting to lengthen and extend arms it is great to use a support for your head. This also allows the legs to be stable and grounded. Extended Wide Angle has so many benefits for recovery. You will really begin to experience your body, and mind expanding outwards. Make sure that your shoulder blades feel lifted up onto the back. This helps to protect the integrity of the arms and shoulders.


  • Assist in the anti gravitational pull which lengthens the spine
  • Relaxes lower spinal and sacral muscles
  • Relieves neck and lower back pain when performed with head and torso supported
  • Stretches hamstrings and legs
  • Opens the hip flexors
  • Increases ROM for shoulders
  • Lengthens underarms which encourages lymph to the axilla nodes
  • Allows neck muscles to relax
  • Creates a calming effect
  • Rejuvenates spinal nerves and creates space between each vertebrae
  • Draws the breath to the back body creating space in the spine
  • Brings blood to the head, pelvis and broadens sacrum

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  1. Begin in a wide stance, about 2 1/2 to  3 feet apart with feet parallel (make sure the legs remain anchored). Bend forward at the waist placing hands directly underneath shoulders. The spine stays long. Keep the head in its natural alignment with the spine and place it on either a large block, two smaller blocks or large bolster.
  2. Stay for a while and let your legs release tightness or tensions before extending the arms.
  3. When ready to extend the arms out in front be mindful of drawing the shoulders up onto the back. Use your exhales to to feel and internal reach.
  4. Stay and breath. Let your arms and hands return and place them underneath shoulders.
  5. Come back to standing and shake your legs out.

To experience the benefits of yoga for breast cancer, it is essential that you begin with simple, gentle yoga movements. You should also consult a doctor before you begin practicing yoga. It is also necessary that you follow a yogic diet that consists of a mainly vegetarian diet to enhance the benefits of  yoga.

Diana RossAbout Diana Ross:  E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.

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