Learn A Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer – Side Child Restorative Yoga Pose

Side Child Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer

Learn A Safe & Supported Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer – Side Child Restorative Yoga Pose.

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

The purpose of a relaxed pose may be obvious. Relaxation is intended to rid the body and mind of the negative effects of stress, unwanted thoughts, anxiety, fear, and then to create a state of rest. You will love this pose. Deep relaxation is a definite result of this well supported pose. It relieves anxiety and promotes well-being while balancing the healing response of the autonomic nervous system.
Benefits

  • Promotes progressive muscle relaxation
  • Brings the nervous system back into balance
  • Strengthens the relaxation response in your day-to-day life
  • Relieves anxiety and promotes well-being
  • Facilitates parasympathetic healing response
  • Has a “moment-to-moment” experience for both internal and external
  • Reduces strain on sciatica joints

Instructions

  1. Begin on back, then  roll onto right side, extend right lower leg and bend upper left leg, then place left knee onto large bolster or folded blankets. (don’t let foot dangle)
  2. Upper arm should be resting on a bolster or folded blankets shoulder height, then extend right arm straight out away from the body.
  3. Head and neck rest on pillow, bolster or blankets and must be level under ear.
  4. Close your eyes and just rest.
  5. Relax deeply and allow the mind to settle down.
  6. Enjoy each breath.
  7. When ready come to center and repeat on left 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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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

 

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.

Benefits

  • 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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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