Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By:Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
In Breast Cancer Yoga, the use of props are essential for a person to feel safe, supported and nurtured. These specific, reclined, supported, yoga poses combined with deep breaths are intended to support recovery from breast cancer and assist in managing lymphedema and cancer-related fatigue. In our book, “Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery” everyone will learn the importance of elongating the spine while opening the chest region using props for support . The mild inversions are used to create an anti-gravitational force in the pose which will renew energy, promote positive thoughts and enhance self esteem.
“Importantly, when props are used correctly, they allow the body to come into a natural and balanced state of alignment. When the body is aligned, the mind feels balanced as well. Once the body and the mind unite, the breath too…
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