Wide Angle – Arms Extended: Breast Cancer Yoga Pose

It is supported and endorsed in many research communities that yoga has a tremendous positive impact on our physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual well-being. Fearful thoughts associated with breast cancer often prompts us to research every possible alternative or integrated self care option. Yoga is an option that can become a vital aid for us to handle the stressors from treatments, fatigue and depression and from the unknown. Practicing yoga can have better fitness outcomes, less stress and improved biological indicators of future risk of secondary cancers.

Benefits

  • Stretches arm pit chest, biceps, inner forearm
  • Pectoral muscle is widened
  • Opens shoulder joint and improves flexibility
  • Increases circulation and blood flow in chest
  • Strong hip opener and deep twist in inner core
  • Lengthen and strengthen side body and increases vitality
  • Massages lower abdominal organs and glands
  • Develops core steadiness
  • Enhances circulation to chest and shoulders
  • Expands ribs for deeper breathing

Instructions

  1. Begin in a wide stance, legs 3 feet apart with feet parallel.
  2. EXHALE, bend forward onto bolster or yoga blocks (make sure the leg remains anchored).
  3. Begin to roll out bolster so the arms can straighten (make surehips stay over knees and ankles.
  4. INHALE, draw tailbone and spine back so the spine lengthens and the chest comes toward the ground and allow the back bodyto broaden.
  5. EXHALE, lengthen sides of torso
  6. Let your legs and arms support the extension of the spine.
  7. Relax your neck and shoulders
  8. Stay for 5 full breaths, then return back to center.

Remember as you begin to practice yoga poses with awareness, you not only begin to feel better but you will also be able to feel; that is, you become sensitive to everything and everyone around you. As inner awareness expands and deepens both within and outside the body, we  consciously begin to overcome obstacles of fear, pain, anxiety. You can practice yoga in such a way that the practice becomes a much “larger yoga.” Our true nature is revealed through this new sensitivity and awareness. We intuitively begin to discover how to overcome certain obstacles on this journey with breast cancer.

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

The Important Value of Female Relationships in Recovery

Breast Cancer RelationshipsBy Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Certified KaliRay TriYoga

Women unlike men connect with each other differently. They can provide a support system during the most difficult times of stress. Women help each other.

There are many obstacles that face women with cancer, for example the lack of family support or performing daily activities. Reduced employability and earning capacity can create great stress. Surgeries or treatments can further complicate body image, thus resulting in feeling less attractive, and may even cause breakups. For women, one of the best thing they can do is nurture their relationships with their girlfriends or join support groups. Married men on the other hand are known to have better recovery times when ill.

Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos of Surviving Cancerland: The Psychic Aspects of Healing shared this commentary which was so tale-telling. “On a physical level, quality “girlfriend time” helps to create more serotonin – a neurotransmitter which combats depression and creates feelings of well-being. Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. Rarely do men sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel in regards to certain things or how their personal lives are going. Men talk about their jobs, sports, cars, fishing, hunting, or golf but not their feelings?”

Women share from their souls with their sisters, mothers, and friends. Spending intimate time with a friend is as important to good health as jogging or working out at a gym. We tend to think when we are “exercising” we are doing something good for our bodies, and when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time — not true. The truth is our failure to create and maintain quality relationships with others is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So every time you spend time with a pal, just congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health! Studies have shown time-and-time again recovery is faster and of higher quality when friendships are formed. Women with cancer are better able to deal with their disease when supported by others in similar situations. Women who take part in support groups believe that they can live healthier, happier lives if they spend time relating to others. Some maintain that the bonds formed between each other within the support groups help them feel emotionally stronger. They further state that sharing feelings and experiences within support groups help to reduce stress, fear, and anxiety which then helps to promote healing. Evidence suggests that support groups do improve quality of life for women with cancer.

Certain support groups may be led by survivors, group members, or trained professionals, and may include education, activity, behavioral training, and directed group interaction. Behavioral training may include yoga which helps muscle relaxation, proper breathing or meditation to reduce stress on the effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It may also include focusing on learning how to manage current concerns and situations People with cancer are often encouraged by health care professionals to seek support from groups of people who have direct or indirect experiences with the same type of cancer. These groups may vary widely in quality. Don’t hesitate to explore different groups.

The Internet also provides support groups. Interacting with other women by sending and receiving messages via the Internet may be the only option for some women until they feel well enough to go outside the home. These sites are run by moderators in chatrooms or on e-mail lists, while others are not moderated.

Women are such naturals when developing and nurturing loving supportive relationships, so embrace your girlfriends. They also believe that when relatives and friends lend support, it is easier to deal with their health and social problems. Let’s face it family and friends are very good for our health.

Diana RossAbout the late Diana Ross:  E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana made 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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

2 Ways to Soothe an Anxious Mind and a Tired Body During Breast Cancer Diagnosis or Treatment

Breast Cancer Stress Relief For Anxiety With Tea & BreathingIf you are in any phase of a breast cancer diagnosis or treatment; now would be a great time to plan for some self help. Simple, yet profound ways to soothe an anxious mind and a tired body may be as easy as:

  • All you need is time (which you MUST take)
  • Find a quiet place (maybe in nature) and
  • Enjoy a nice warm cup of medicinal calming tea (Calm Tea)
  • Create some quiet time so you can breathe consciously

When stress hormones spike due to any anxiety – yes, you can do something. Make yourself a  cup of Calm Tea, sit quietly and “Breathe with Purpose”. This will create inner calm and quiet. We know that chemical imbalances occur from treatments and other daily stresses. Toxins are also absorbed during treatments. Even in our home or work environment, toxins are contributing to our stress.

It is important to get our “mind” back: back in focus.  There is nothing worse than feeling anxious all the time. It only creates more worry.  All we want is to feel balanced and calm. These two functions are essential for overall health. Breathing consciously and with awareness will bring your mind under control and into the moment. This is where it belongs.

Calm is the Key – Love is the answer. Being calm is such an amazing feeling but you must love yourself enough to set an intention to experience it. I know it is hard to begin but begin you must, and once armed with the right tools there should be no stopping you. All you need is time (which you MUST take), a quiet place (maybe in nature) and a nice warm cup of medicinal calming tea. Your body and mind will instinctually know it is needed and respond in kind. Ultimately, once you practiced this delightful combination of tea time, breath work and “you” time the results will speak for themselves. But don’t take my word for it, try it yourself and start today. Remember you deserve this!

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Easy Twist Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer

Easy Twist Yoga Pose For Breast CancerAuthor: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Easy Twist yoga pose will teach you how to relax your shoulders, lengthen the side body, reduce resistance by deepening the twist and open the hip flexors. Twists are valuable for supporting breast cancer recovery and for the repairing of breast tissue. Lateral movements that are inherent with twists encourage the lymph fluid away from the tissues toward lymph nodes which then circulate the fluid to functioning lymph vessels. If the lymph system cannot effectively drain, lymphedema may result.

Benefits

  • Gentle wringing out of organs
  • Lifts and opens chest and ribs
  • Gently stretches pectoral tissues
  • Separates ribs to allow for deeper breathing by spreading intercostals
  • Strengthens oblique abdominal muscles
  • Massages internal organs
  • Soft quad stretch


Instructions

  1. INHALE, bring both legs to the left
    with knees bent and right foot/ankle
    resting inside the arch of the left foot.
  2. EXHALE, turning to the left as far as possible bringing the left arm back and the right hand forward in front of left knee – stay for 5 full breaths
  3. Keep your shoulders soft and down.
  4. Breath into your lower ribs.
  5. Allow the collar bone to be wide.
  6. Relax left hip down so the twist can deepen.
  7. INHALE, return to center.
  8. Repeat on other side.
  9. EXHALE twist, INHALE, return to center.

Practicing flowing restorative yoga movements, along with even pacing of the breath will restore strength and increase both energy and flexibility. Twisting Yoga Poses 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.

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Breast Cancer Yoga – Two Legged Twist

Breast Cancer Yoga - Two Legged TwistAuthor: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Twists are so necessary for whole body health. It is not a normal position for us to do in our daily life but is it wonderful. Too often the hips and spine suffer from never rotating. Absolutely squeezes out toxins from the internal organs, as well as allows the breath to be focused at a particular space. A great example is twisting to the right. This allows the left lung to be open to expand fully and open the rib cage. When you sustain the pose you can then soften everywhere, and let go.

Benefits:

  • Restores equilibrium in the nervous system
  • Release tension in the spine
  • Bent knees more to the chest can relieve sciatica
  • Massages the stomach and cures gastritis
  • Gentle wringing out of organs
  • Stretches the tensor fascia lata muscle, waist and spine
  • Post surgical benefits of reducing fibrous adhesions and scar tissue
  • Improves breathing and soothes frazzled nerves
  • Eases neck strain, back tension and stretches spine
  • Opens chest, shoulders and back
  • Relieves muscle spasm in back
  • Creates space in the intercostals muscles for a deeper breath
  • Encourages relaxation and calms anxiety
  • Relieves depression

Contra-indications:

If you have shoulder issues (such as rotator cuff injuries) or are prone to tingling in the hands when you extend your arms overhead, you may not want to raise your arm to rest beside the ear or to let it float.

Two Legged Twist Directions:

1.   Lying on your back, bend your knees. Open your arms to the side into a T and relax the knees to the right side. By directing the knees lower, or higher, will effect where in the spine the stretch is felt. If the knees are higher, this moves the twist to the upper back; lowering the knees moves the twist more to the lumbar/sacrum.Breast Cancer Yoga - Two Legged Twist

2.   If the opposite shoulder lifts (keep the shoulder blades flat on the earth) place a bolster under the bent knee(s) or in between knees, or both. Breast Cancer Yoga - Two Legged Twist

3.   Experiment with the head turning your head to either side and notice how the sensations change.

 Breast Cancer Yoga - Two Legged Twist Option: Extending the top leg straight out to the side applies the most stretch, which helps to keep the hips fully turned. For some, it’s less of a twist and more of a stretch to the outside of the leg and hip: great for the IT band. The deepest version of this option is to hold the foot with the opposite hand.

Coming Out of the Two Legged Twist Pose: Release the straight leg, Inhale and slowly roll onto your back and hug the knees into the chest to release the sacrum and lumbar.

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Specialized Restorative Yoga Therapy For Breast Cancer Recovery Book

Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery Book By: Dawn Bradford-Lange, Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.

Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery Gentle Flowing Yoga For Breast Health, Breast Cancer Related Fatigue & Lymphedema Management is a restorative yoga book created for a therapeutic breast cancer healing experience while being affordable to allRestorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery is a unique restorative yoga therapy book for you or a loved one who has been recently diagnosed, is in treatment, or in recovery.

 

Book Includes:

      • 275+ Yoga Poses Images
      • 70+ Easy To Learn Yoga Poses
      • Illustrated Step By Step Instructions
      • Benefits Included For Each Pose
      • Use of Yoga Props Introduced
      • Breath Instructions For Each Pose
      • Valuable Tool For Yoga Teachers
      • Great For Beginners

Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery BookBook Description:
This is a unique restorative yoga therapy book for breast health, lymphedema management and breast cancer recovery. This book contains a wide variety of supported restorative yoga poses that use different yoga props. The breath is also introduced with each flowing pose so that the mind as well as the muscles “let go” and relax allowing for the healing to begin and then to grow. Yoga poses are done either in a relaxed, reclined, seated, twisting and standing position.

Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery:

  1. A great beginning to build a yoga practice for strength and flexibility.
  2. Includes yoga poses for aiding in lymphedema management.
  3. With a variety of easy to learn restorative yoga poses which can emotionally and physically improve the recovery process from breast cancer surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
  4. Explore the invaluable knowledge for maintaining breast health, reducing cancer related fatigue (CRF), and managing lymphedema.
  5. If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed, is in treatment or in recovery, this yoga is the perfect place to start.
  6. Discover how a consistent practice of Restorative Yoga can provide inner peace and healing for your mind, body and spirit.

About the Author
Diana loves sharing her knowledge on the empowering benefits of restorative yoga flow. Her credentials as a yoga therapist are:

  • E-RYT 500 (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher)
  • CYT (Certified Yoga Therapist)
  • Certified KaliRayTriYoga

Her Restorative Yoga Flow teachings are designed and focused for women in recovery, either from breast cancer or from injury and illness.

She also loves sharing her excitement for native american plants and their usefulness as complementary herbal medicines. Diana credentials in herbal medicines are: Certificates of Completion in: Therapeutic Botanicals in Medicinal Herbalism, Native American Herbs, Herbalism 5 Phase Theory, Medicine Making in Native American Herbs, and TCM-Traditional Chinese Medicines. The knowledge of Native American plants is expressed on her website, authority blog and to her students.

Book Details
Like Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 book? You can have one, too! Find Diana’s book at  Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery: Gentle Flowing Yoga For Breast Health, Breast Cancer Related Fatigue & Lymphedema Management ($35.95 value). Follow us on our Breast Cancer Authority Blog and on our Breast Cancer Yoga Facebook page.

Diana RossAbout Diana Ross: An expert in the field of yoga, and complementary herbal medicines. She has dedicated the last 30 years studying yoga philosophy and Native American herbs. Her credentials are as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher) and CYT (Certified Yoga Therapist).  Diana’s system of yoga is KaliRay TriYoga. She has studied with Yogini Kali Ray “Kaliji” for 18 years is certified from Basics to Level 2. As founder of Breast Cancer Yoga, and as a survivor Diana wants to make a difference and offer hope, health and support.Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery Book

Restorative Yoga Pose “High Cobra” For Breast Cancer Survivors

High Cobra With Andrea Garvey, of Creations Magazine

High Cobra With Andrea Garvey, of Creations Magazine

Posted By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500.

High Cobra yoga pose uses your own body weight along with gravity to tone and condition muscles. An easy exercises that can be done almost anywhere. This flowing yoga pose benefits women recovering from breast cancer because they can tone the pectoral muscles which lie underneath the breasts. Strong pectoral muscles provide a strong surface for breast tissue to sit on. This exercises also work the triceps, the muscles at the backs of the arms, which is an area a lot of women struggle with.

Benefits

  • Rejuvenate spine and relieves back stiffness
  • Great for lumbago, sciatica and prolapsed discs
  • Strengthens spine and reduces low back pain
  • Lungs gain elasticity
  • Increases blood circulation to pelvic region & digestive tract
  • Relieves gas, bloating and cramping

Contraindications

  • Disc displacement or sharp back pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Abdominal surgery and inflammation
High Cobra With Yoga Model Andrea Garvey of Creations Magazine

High Cobra With Yoga Model Andrea Garvey of Creations Magazine

Instructions

  1. Begin on the belly with hands under shoulders, elbows in.
  2. INHALE, root down and engage buttocks and legs, lift head and chest, continue to
    lengthen out through the legs.
  3. Press into arms and hands right after you lift through LOW COBRA (elbows stay bent)
    with pelvis on the ground.
  4. Do not straighten arms if the pelvis lifts off the ground.
  5. Repeat 5 times if comfortable.
  6. INHALE, and sustain HIGH COBRA for 3 breath.
  7. EXHALE, lift hips and come back into Child’s Pose.

Please note that all chest and spine openers, as well as backbends should be modified if you are experiencing lymphedema or had surgery.

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

High Cobra Restorative Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer Survivors

High Cobra With Adrea Garvey, of Creations Magazine

High Cobra With Adrea Garvey, of Creations Magazine

Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

High Cobra yoga pose uses your own body weight along with gravity to tone and condition muscles. An easy exercises that can be done almost anywhere. This flowing yoga pose benefits women recovering from breast cancer because they can tone the pectoral muscles which lie underneath the breasts. Strong pectoral muscles provide a strong surface for breast tissue to sit on. This exercises also work the triceps, the muscles at the backs of the arms, which is an area a lot of women struggle with.

Benefits

  • Rejuvenate spine and relieves back stiffness
  • Great for lumbago, sciatica and prolapsed discs
  • Strengthens spine and reduces low back pain
  • Lungs gain elasticity
  • Increases blood circulation to pelvic region & digestive tract
  • Relieves gas, bloating and cramping

Contraindications

  • Disc displacement or sharp back pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Abdominal surgery and inflammation
High Cobra With Yoga Model Andrea Garvey of Creations Magazine

High Cobra With Yoga Model Andrea Garvey of Creations Magazine

 

Instructions

  1. Begin on the belly with hands under shoulders, elbows in.
  2. INHALE, root down and engage buttocks and legs, lift head and chest, continue to
    lengthen out through the legs.
  3. Press into arms and hands right after you lift through LOW COBRA (elbows stay bent)
    with pelvis on the ground.
  4. Do not straighten arms if the pelvis lifts off the ground.
  5. Repeat 5 times if comfortable.
  6. INHALE, and sustain HIGH COBRA for 3 breath.
  7. EXHALE, lift hips and come back into Child’s Pose.

Please note that all chest and spine openers, as well as backbends should be modified if you are experiencing lymphedema or had surgery.

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

How To Begin A Yoga Practice For Breast Cancer

Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery Book

Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Where do I start?   What do I need to know to begin a yoga practice? One day at a time is where you start so not to set yourself up for failure. Start simple and small so a positive tone for each day is encouraged and then re-enforced. Find a reputable yoga teacher that specializes in breast cancer recovery or some great well recommended DVDs.

Now let’s begin:

  • Set a specific time each day (preferably mornings)  Begin with consistency.
  • Brush and floss your teeth, empty your bladder, and begin on an empty stomach
  • Find a quiet and well ventilated space. This space will become your sacred space for healing.
  • Dress comfortably; no belts and tight jeans
  • Play music that is soothing or maintain silence
  • Adjust the lighting to be soft or enjoy the natural sunlight
  • Create a room decor as uplifting as possible
  • If possible have a mat, blocks and other props for support
  • Start small, maybe 5 minutes at first and then gradually add onto your time

The benefits of relaxing the body while giving time for the mind to consciously rest often induce deep relaxation. The deeper the tensions of mind and body the greater overall detrimental effect on the mind and body. Yoga props will assist in allowing for this relaxation to occur.

Good thoughts produce good reactions and negative thoughts drain the energy right out due to the excess tension. Be open to experience yoga and the positive flow of life energy that comes through the practice.

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Churning Wide Angle Flow Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer

Churning Wide Angle Flow Yoga Pose

Yoga Model Angela Strynkowski, Founder of A Jewel In The Lotus

A long term tool to aid in a full breast cancer recovery is a steady yoga practice. The cumulative effect will help restore health and promote a positive sense of well being, in the present moment and well into the future. Start slowly and gradually increase time spent in the yoga poses as well as ultimately adding more poses. It is also important to know that stiffness and tightness will come and go for a while but continue to commit to yourself and your yoga practice. This Churning Wide Angle Flow is a wonderful pose to add to your recovery yoga practice.

Benefits

  • Deepens breath with each flowing movement
  • Stretches hamstrings
  • Allows the spine to relax and lengthen
  • Creates a deep sense of peace
  • Stimulates parasympathetic relaxation response
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Decreases heart rate
  • Reduces circulating stress hormones
  • Twisting and cleansing effect on liver and internal organs
  • Stretches side body obliques
  • Develops hip flexibility, mid and lower back and the back of thighs
  • Improves circulation to pelvis
  • Improves digestion overall

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Instructions

  1. Begin in seated pose with legs out wide apart in a V with flex feet – toes
    extended up 90 degrees.
  2. INHALE, lengthen spine.
  3. EXHALE, draw right arm up skyward with left arm behind left leg.
  4. INHALE, lower arm down.
  5. EXHALE, draw left arm up skyward with right arm behind leg.
  6. INHALE, lower arm down.
  7. Continue to flow back and forth slowly balancing the flow of movement
    with your breath.

Enjoy this wonderful flow.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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Try Breast Cancer Yoga’s extra gentle yoga DVD for breast cancer recovery and lymphedema management.

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