3 Yoga Poses To Help With Lymphatic Drainage

Did know, yoga is one of the best practices for strengthening the body and reducing stress? Yoga also helps increase circulation throughout our bodies, increasing circulation helps our lymphatic systems to allow the good stuff the travel around and filter out the bad. That means any amount or type of yoga will improve your lymphatic system. I also do dry brushing daily, it is widely recommended for helping flush out the lymphatic system. And because controlled breathing is part of yoga, these deep breaths help better circulate good fluids throughout your body and remove bad toxins. Don’t forget – water, water and yet more water. Drinking plenty of clean, filtered water is what is best for our bodies and removing toxins.

Do these poses in sequence the minimum of 5 times, twice weekly. This sequence can also be included with your everyday yoga, best at the beginning of your session.

Child’s Pose

Kneel down and sit on your heels then fold your torso forward while keeping your arms at your sides. Rest your forehead on the floor or roll a towel for extra support, you can also place a bolster between your knees and a folded blanket on the floor beneath you to support your trunk and head if you needed. Breathing deeply, resting here for 5 to 10 breathes.

Standing Forward Fold Pose

Standing with your feet hip distance apart then bend forward at the hips while keeping knees soft and your spine lengthens as you fold forward. Hold your elbows and frame your face between your crossed arms. I do this pose throughout the day many times as it’s one of my favourites. Hold this pose for 5 to 10 breaths.

Legs Up The Wall Pose

Lie on your back with your legs extended up against the wall at a 90-degree angle. Sit sideways against a wall. Extend the arms along your sides, palms facing up. Close the eyes and breathe as you relax into the pose for 10 to 15 breaths.

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