By: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.
Releasing physical and emotional tension is the blessing with these reclined yoga poses. Although we take our body functions for granted, the body is always engaged in self-healing; even when under excessive stress and strain. During recovery, reclined supported yoga poses will add additional support both emotionally and physically.
- Opens groin, hips and hamstrings
- Reduces excessive lumbar curvature
- Works on relaxing lumbar sacrum
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage
- Stretches gluteus muscles
- Stretches the rhomboids and inner arm
- Squeezes liver and gallbladder area for toxins release
- Compresses stomach and pancreas area for toxin release
- Helps to relieve stress and fatigue
- Herniated disc, knee injury and pregnancy
- Begin on your back with feet resting on bolster, or folded blankets.
- EXHALE, bring right knee towards chest and out to side. Bring straight-arm to
the inside of the leg, place hands on inner arch, or inner leg. If too difficult
take arms wrap around knee.
- Place a yoga block on a slant by side (armpit) and draw knee onto it. Keep left
leg bent. Important to work on relaxing sacrum and facial muscles.
- You can extend left leg over the bolster to deepen the pose.
- Direct your breath towards the hip and groin opening.
- Stay and breath for 5 breaths.
- EXHALE, bring KNEES TO CHEST then lower and stretch legs out.
- Repeat another side .
Practicing flowing restorative yoga movements, along with evenly pacing the breath will restore strength and increase both energy and flexibility. Breast Cancer Yoga is intended to awaken positive emotions, build self-confidence and diminish depression. As we continue to practice this flowing yoga, we become open to a higher realization of everything and everyone around us. Our world expands and there is a greater acceptance of “what is.”
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.