Knees to Chest Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer

Knees To Chest Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer

By Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.
Reclined yoga poses combined with deep breaths are intended to support recovery from breast cancer and assist in managing lymphedema. The mild inversions are used to create an anti gravitational force in the pose which will renew energy, promote positive thoughts and enhance self esteem. Reclined yoga poses are meant to “give you a break” from standing and from working hard to get somewhere.


  • Improves digestion and elimination
  • Relieves constipation
  • Stretches lower back, knees and hips
  • Reduces stress in lumbar region due to curvature of the lower spine
  • Massages sacrum when rolling side-to-side
  • Enhances parasympathetic response
  • Makes spinal muscles soft and supple
  • Relieves gas and bloating
  • Allows the mind to settle down

Reclined Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer RecoveryInstructions

  1. Begin on your back with knees bent in PARTIAL RECLINE, feet hip distance apart.
  2. EXHALE bring both knees up to KNEES TO CHEST.
  3. Wrap both arms around the knees or underneath. If the shoulders or head lifts off from the ground place pillow or
  4. folded blanket under the head.
  5. Softly roll side to side feeling the back body, especially the sacrum surrender and soften to ground.
  6. EXHALE lowering feet to ground when finished.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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