By: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.
Swimming Locus –
What a powerful pose! It calls upon all the strength you have both front and back body. When lifting the front and back body off the earth the entire back body must engage in using muscle energy. Great pose to build a strong back body, arms and legs. Plus this helps move lymph fluid through the lymphatic systems. Take your time learning the pose. Rest when needed and definitely use props to help with the lifts. Enjoy.
- Works back extensor muscles, back of shoulders, posterior legs and buttocks
- Strengthens entire back
- Reduces thoracic kyphosis
- Opens chest
- Strengthens inner core muscles and gluteus
- Moves lymph fluid
- Break down scars and adhesions
- lumbar disc protrusions or sciatica
- spondylolisthesis or spinal stenosis
- Begin face down with arms extended over head and spread legs hip distance apart, then point your toes.Place a folded blanket or small forgiving prop under torso to help with the lift.
- INHALE, and engage core muscles and lift upper torso, arms and legs. Keep back and neck long and don’t bend knees.
- When lifting arms, open out into a V shape. Feel the space.
- Begin swimming by lifting right arm and left leg up while lowering left arm and right leg.
- Don’t touch the earth but continue flowing back and forth.
- Stay as long as comfortable with slow breaths.
- Relax when necessary and return.
- When done – push up and back into CHILDS pose.
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 email@example.com if you have questions.