Side Child & Side Child Twist Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Yoga's Side Child Yoga Pose

Side Child Yoga Pose

By Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga

You will love this Side Child and Side Child Twist yoga pose for breast cancer.  Deep relaxation is a definite result of these well supported poses. It relieves anxiety and promotes well-being while balancing the healing response of the autonomic nervous system.


  • Promotes supported relaxation for general health benefits.
  • Relieves anxiety and promotes well-being
  • Facilitates parasympathetic healing response
  • Reduces strain on sacroiliac joints

Instructions – Side Child

  1. Begin on back and roll onto right side with hips parallel to knees
  2. Bend upper knee and place support under upper knee/inner thighs, and keep lower leg extended. Make sure leg is level with hip.
  3. Upper arm should be resting on bolster or blankets. Make sure that shoulder arm and hand are level. Lower arm extends straight out by side. A blanket is place under torso for warmth and comfort.
  4. Head and neck aligned with pillow under ear. Don’t let the head dip down. It should feel very comfortable
  5. Close eyes and just rest.
  6. Prepare for the twist.
Side Child Twist Yoga Pose

Side Child Twist

Instruction – Side Child Twist

  1. When ready to deepen draw the left shoulder back onto prop.
  2. Head is facing upwards.
  3. Relax deeply and allow the mind to settle down.
  4. Enjoy each breath.
  5. Stay in this pose for at least 5/10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy the deep letting go that happens in this pose.
  7. Repeat both poses on other side.

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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