Women spend a lot of time and energy to stay healthy. From diet to fitness, there are endless ways to take care of ourselves. But when it comes to breast health, there’s very little for women. And usually, when we do talk about boobs, it’s too late. This year alone, it’s estimated that over 260,000 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed. However, there are ways to take care of your breasts now, rather than later. And these five yoga poses are perfect.
Your breasts, upper chest and armpits contain blood vessels, lymph glands and lymph nodes that help to drain and remove any toxic build up.
So, when it comes to yoga poses, you want to find postures that increase circulation in the chest area and also help to unblock the flow of lymphatic fluid. The following poses also help to expand the heart center, supporting not just your breast health, but your emotional wellbeing, too.
Reclining supine twist
Twists are ideal pose to support breast health, and this reclining supine twist helps to expand the chest and drain the lymphatic system.
This is another great chest opening pose and a very common yoga move, too. So, if you have a yoga practice, chances are, you’re already doing this one regularly.
Warrior II pose
Believe it or not, this popular pose opens the heart center. And if you lift the arms slightly higher than the shoulders, the lymphatic system can drain better.
Cobra stretches the chest and opens the heart. And according to traditional texts, cobra pose is said to destroy disease. While this isn’t proven, this pose certainly can’t hurt to boost breast health.
This pose opens and brings energy to the heart center. If this posture is new for you, be careful so you don’t strain your neck.