Boost Lymphatic Flow
≤45 min. Yoga practice incorporates movement to increase lymphatic flow. Areas focused are the inner groin and upper arm and armpit area. Explore and discover some variations to lunges, twists, side stretches, as well as poses that you do every practice such as adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog), uttitha trikonasana (triangle), uttanasana (standing forward bend) seated poses, inversions, and backbends to support circulation. Lymphatic system flow occurs in part by muscular contraction and expansion in the practice. The sequence promotes lymphatic drainage and may be beneficial in decreasing inflammation and increasing immunity. Much of the practice is restorative to benefit inguinal (inner groin) area as well as the armpit area; another area of concentration is the neck and abdomen, which is not the focus of this practice. Because lymph flows toward the heart, the theme of the practice is to maintain the brightness of the inner flame of the heart. Have 2 blocks and a blanket to assist in alignment while drawing you deeper into the poses.