Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Written by: Breast Cancer Yoga Employee.
in the Breast Cancer YogaThe use of props is essential in making a person feel safe, supported, and cared for. These specific, reclined, supported yoga poses combined with deep breaths are designed to aid recovery from breast cancer and aid in the treatment of lymphedema and cancer-related fatigue. In our book “Restorative Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery” Everyone will learn the importance of lengthening the spine while opening the chest region with props for support. The mild inversions are used to create an anti-gravitational force in the pose that renews energy, encourages positive thoughts, and boosts self-esteem.
“When props are used properly, the body can be brought into a natural and balanced state of alignment. When the body is aligned, the mind also feels balanced. Once the mind and body unite, the breath also becomes aligned and brings a deeper inner state of peace. ”
- Reduces the breathing and heart rate
- Increases cervical and axillary lymph drainage
- Supports the flexibility of the rib cage and thoracic spine and expands the chest muscles
- Relaxes the muscles of the chest and allows blood to flow freely to the heart and lungs
- Massages the thymus gland, which stimulates immune function
- Boosts the nervous system, builds up heat and stimulates the metabolism
- Facilitates the lymphatic drainage of the breasts
- Stretches the groin, quadriceps, and hip flexors
- Promotes deep breathing by widening the chest
- Facilitates inner peace and serenity
- Start with one or two pads / blocks while seated. Bring your right knee to one side with your right foot resting on your left inner knee (adjust your hips so they are even). Lay the top of your left foot down to stretch your ankle.
- Extend your spine, sit back, and prop your elbows to support them first. Stay until a release is felt in the thigh muscles.
- To expand the chest, place your back over the pads and rest your head on the block / pad or where it feels good. The arms can go to the “T” position between the cushions.
- If you want to go even deeper, you can remove the second pad / block and release the crown of the head to the ground and extend your arms above your head, your elbows soft.
- Hold the pose for 5 minutes or more if it feels great.
- When you’re done, come back up and stretch both legs forward.
- Place the cylinder pad on your lap and drape your upper body over the pad in ROCHELLE ROLL FORWARD.
- When you are done – INHALE, return to POSE STAFF and enjoy ANKLE ROTATIONS.
To experience the benefits of yoga for breast cancer, it is important that you begin with simple, gentle yoga movements. You should also consult a doctor before starting yoga practice. It is also necessary that you follow a yoga diet, which consists primarily of a vegetarian diet, in order to improve the benefits of yoga.
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