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Healthy & Hopeful Lifestyle E-Book Series
Twisting Yoga Poses
for
Breast Cancer Recovery and Lymphedema Management
Bre...
Twisting Yoga Poses
For
Breast Cancer Recovery and Lymphedema Management
Published By
Breast Cancer Yoga
All Rights Reserv...
PART I
Introduction to Breast Cancer Yoga
Introduction! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 2
This E-book is a great introduction to Breast ...
Table of Contents
Lazy Leg Twist and Flow! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 14
What a great pose to squeeze out tightness with each long exha...
www.breastcanceryoga.com! ! ! ! ! ! Twisting Yoga Poses 2
Benefits of Breast Cancer Yoga Poses
Practicing flowing restorativ...
www.breastcanceryoga.com! Twisting Yoga Poses 6
Twists and the Breath
When moving into a twisting action there may be a fe...
www.breastcanceryoga.com! ! ! ! ! ! ! Twisting Yoga Poses 12
Benefits
Gentle wringing out of organs
Stretches the tensor fa...
www.breastcanceryoga.com! Twisting Yoga Poses 26
Benefits of Complementary Therapies
Complimentary therapies can be both pr...
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"Healthy & Hopeful Lifestyle" E-book Series contain specific restorative yoga poses that assist in breast cancer post - surgical recovery, fatigue and lymphedema management. Also included is a breathing exercise which is an essential tool for reduction of stress, anxiety and depression. Complementary Therapies are suggested to further enhance healing.

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  1. 1. ! 1 Healthy & Hopeful Lifestyle E-Book Series Twisting Yoga Poses for Breast Cancer Recovery and Lymphedema Management Breast Cancer Yoga’s Twisting Yoga Poses E-book contains specific yoga poses that aid in breast cancer post surgical recovery and lymphedema management. Also included is a breathing exercise, an essential tool for stress, anxiety and depression. Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Certified KaliRay TriYoga Presented By Breast Cancer oga
  2. 2. Twisting Yoga Poses For Breast Cancer Recovery and Lymphedema Management Published By Breast Cancer Yoga All Rights Reserved Copyright 2011 by Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Cover and Interior Photographs by Diana Ross Book Design by Dawn Bradford Yoga Poses by Andrea Garvey Copyright © 2011 by Diana Ross. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. Except as permitted under the United States Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. The information contained in this book is intended to provide helpful and informative material on the subject addressed. It is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical or fitness advice. Any use of the information in this book is at the reader’s discretion. The author and publisher disclaim any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use or application of any information contained in this book. A health care professional should be consulted regarding your specific situation.
  3. 3. PART I Introduction to Breast Cancer Yoga Introduction! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 2 This E-book is a great introduction to Breast Cancer Yoga. It begins with a special healing breath. Next are five very different, twisting, restorative yoga poses that offer gentle, flowing movements to the shoulders, chest and hips. Added in this E-book is a specially selected medicinal herbal tea, essential massage oil and an aroma spray. Twists Yoga Poses for Recovery! ! ! ! ! ! ! 3 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. PART II Breathing Exercise Introduction to Breathing Exercises! ! ! ! ! ! 5 The benefits of learning how to control your breath is essential in maintaining balance for everyday activities, as well as minimizing depression, anxiety, fear and sadness. Cleansing Breath Exercise! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 6 This special breath has long lasting effects on overall health. It has been scientifically shown to add to the longevity of life. Great for training the mind to follow the breath. Learn how to inhale, exhale and develop proper breath retention. PART III Yoga Poses Beginner’s Twist!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 10 This pose will teach you how to relax your shoulders, lengthen the side body, reduce? resistance to deepening the twist and open the hip flexors. Two Legged Twist! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 12 A pose you can learn to lengthen and release your shoulders downwards while stretching the side body and the hip flexors. TwistingYoga Poses For Breast Cancer Recovery and Lymphedema Management Table of Contents
  4. 4. Table of Contents Lazy Leg Twist and Flow! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 14 What a great pose to squeeze out tightness with each long exhale. Feel how much this twist increases your ROM (range-of-motion). One of my favorite twists. Cradle Twist! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 17 A fantastic hip opener. Definitely one of the best twists which has an impact overall. By releasing tension, this twist can energize the body especially when you feel tired and need a little boost. AlternatingArmAcross Chest Twist and Flow! ! ! ! 21 This is such a fun and fluid, moving twist. The flowing yoga pose can create a keen sense of calmness while increasing circulation to the entire pectoral region and the arms. Hip Side Twist! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 23 Post surgical benefits in the reduction of fibrous adhesions and scar tissue is a benefit to this twist. It also fosters relaxation and restful breathing. PART IV Complementary Therapies Introduction to Complementary Therapies! ! ! ! ! 26 Teas, select herbs, aromatherapy oils and sprays all enhance the recovery process. Herbs can target stomach ailments, insomnia and general uneasiness. Therapeutic Massage Oil ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 27 Sea Buckthorn massage oil is a useful, highly prized, and specific oil typically used to treat damaged skin, ulcerations, scar tissue, wrinkles, eczema, burns, etc. Medicinal Herbal Tea !! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 29 Essiac Tea helps restores energy levels, rebuild the immune system and helps the body to fight off illness or disease. This is an amazing tea blend. Aromatherapy ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 34 Gaia Spice Aroma Spray treats a variety of health disorders including respiratory problems, stomach upsets, skin infections, blood impurity, stress and insomnia. PART V Information & Links Breast Cancer Yoga E-book!! ! ! ! ! ! 37 The best part of this e-book is that you can do it at your own pace. There’s no rush to learn all the twists or complete this lesson by a certain date. Make it fun for yourself. Breast Cancer Yoga Links! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 38 There are more ways to get free Breast Cancer Yoga information, just simply click on the links to automatically reach the social media platforms found on our Breast Cancer Yoga’s website www.breastcanceryoga.com .
  5. 5. www.breastcanceryoga.com! ! ! ! ! ! Twisting Yoga Poses 2 Benefits of Breast Cancer Yoga Poses Practicing flowing restorative yoga movements, along with even pacing of the breath will restore strength and increase both energy and flexibility. Breast Cancer Yoga 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.” Benefits to Twists Twists are very cleansing for the stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver and gall bladder as well as giving deep massage to the kidneys and the digestive tract. Squeezing the organs specifically places the body in a way that the muscles push up against an organ and squeeze it. When finished releasing the pose, fresh blood rushes back into the organs, cleansing and purifying it. Introduction
  6. 6. www.breastcanceryoga.com! Twisting Yoga Poses 6 Twists and the Breath When moving into a twisting action there may be a feeling of constriction in the lungs. Consequently, the lower lungs start working at their minimum capacity, thereby making the mid and upper lungs work harder and with less discomfort. The ability to develop and direct an even breath into the most open space in the body while in a twist, (not focusing on the compression) is beneficial for overcoming stress. When stress arises, our body may tense up which then may hamper the breath. It is here where the lack of directing the breath properly may be recognized. Learning to work with the breath while doing twists can be very therapeutic. Breathing Exercises
  7. 7. www.breastcanceryoga.com! ! ! ! ! ! ! Twisting Yoga Poses 12 Benefits 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 Creates space in the intercostals muscles for a deeper breath Encourages relaxation and calms anxiety Relieves depression Two Legged Twist
  8. 8. www.breastcanceryoga.com! Twisting Yoga Poses 26 Benefits of Complementary Therapies Complimentary therapies can be both preventative and supportive in fighting breast cancer. Some therapies boost the immune system to counteract chemo and radiation therapy effects. They can also reduce nervousness and anxiety. We have included a medicinal herbal tea, therapeutic essential aroma spray and a massage oil. It is known to many that supplementing your medical routine with herbal teas, massage oils and an aroma spray can have a positive effect on how you feel about yourself and where you are. In this E-book we introduce a unique medicinal herbal tea, Essiac Tea which is a wonderful anti-cancer herbal tea. We also added Lavender as an aromatherapy that just fills the air with wonderful relaxing scents. A great therapeutic massage oil we recommend is Sea-Buckthorn oil. Benefits
  9. 9. Breast Cancer Yoga E-book Series Order Seated Yoga Poses Standing Yoga Poses Relaxed Yoga Poses Reclined Yoga Poses Twisting Yoga Poses Available www.breastcanceryoga.com

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