By: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.
What can I say? Just resting your feet up while you dangle down is bliss. Let yourself go. Oh Yeah! This can be so relaxing and releasing for tight shoulders or coming out of a back bend. We under estimate sitting in a chair and hanging down.
- Broadens side body/obliques/quadratus lumborum
- Assists in lengthening the spine and opening shoulder rhomboids
- Rejuvenates and relaxes the lower spinal muscles
- Relieves neck and lower back pain when the head and torso supported
- Encourages relaxation through stretching
- Reduces excessive kyphosis in the upper thoracic back
- Stretches chest and axillae, and gluteals independently
- Draws the breath to the back body creating space in the lungs
- Brings blood to the head, pelvis and broadens sacrum
- Slows heart rate
- Facilitates an immediate relaxation response
- Begin seated on edge of stable chair so
- pelvis tilts forward with legs extended,
- place large bolster in underneath feet .
- INHALE, lift and lengthen spine upwards.
- EXHALE, come forward and drape your body over thighs. Let your arms dangle down.
- Stay in the pose and enjoy the breath
- coming to the back body. When settled
- into the pose continue to release the
- spine and open shoulders out to side
- Rest and enjoy the deep opening into the
- back body.
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.
About 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.