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Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer Anchored Boat

Posted Mar 24 2013 2:49am

Diana Ross of Breast Cancer Yoga has shared a new pose for everyone to explore and especially recommended for breast cancer patients and survivors. Try it out and let us know how you like it!

Anchored Boat Breast Cancer Yoga Pose

Begin seated on large round bolster with knees bent – lean back on hands with palms down on ground or on another prop (if needed) fingers pointed forward.

Anchored Boat not only rebuilds but strengthens the muscles in your CORE region but it also tones your legs, shoulders and back muscles. You need to remain focused.

 

EXHALE, with knees bent lift feet a few inches of ground.

Anchored Boat Breast Cancer Yoga Pose

INHALE, and straighten legs – legs together.and relaxed in this intense balancing, and strengthening pose.

Advantages:

 

  • Strengthens and tones CORE and spinal muscles.
  • Increases lymph flow to breast region.Teaches balancing of weight.
  • Warms and invigorates the body.
  • Cultivates determination and fortitude
  • Builds arm strength.
  • Builds strong quadriceps and lower back muscles.
  • Encourages proper spinal alignments.
  • Stretches forearms and wrist.
  • Instructions

     

  • Begin seated on large round bolster with knees bent – lean back on hands with palms down on ground or on another prop (if needed) fingers pointed forward.
  • Root forearms so lower back lifts and spine lengthens.
  • EXHALE, with knees bent lift feet a few inches off the ground – legs together.
  • INHALE, and lower feet down.
  • Continue 3 more times. Then rest.
  • EXHALE, next bring knees and raise feet parallel to ground.
  • INHALE, and lower down.
  • Continue 3 more times. Then rest.
  • EXHALE, bring knees up
  •   INHALE and straighten legs (do not collapse back on arms).
  •   Continue 3 more times. Then rest.
  •   When finished rest forward.
  • If you find yourself becoming distracted with other thoughts or by the sheer intensity of the posture, bring your focus back to your breath and remember what it is like to be on a boat that flows without effort in the middle of the night amid turbulent seas.

     

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