A Yoga Pose for Your Breast Health: Reverse Warrior
Opens and improves flexibility in your chest. Stimulates the lymphatic system, to encourage proper flow of your lymph fluid - getting those toxins out! Among many other perks, this pose helps calm your mind and increases self-esteem.
🌸10 EASY STEPS🌸
1️⃣Stand with your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at your sides. Turn to the left and step your feet wide apart, about 4-5 feet. Align your heels.
2️⃣Turn your right foot out 90 degrees, so your toes are pointing to the top of your mat. Pivot your left foot slightly inwards, so that your back toes are at a 45-degree angle.
3️⃣Raise your arms over your legs at shoulder-height, parallel to the floor. Keep your palms facing down and reach from fingertip to fingertip.
4️⃣Exhale as you bend your front knee, aligning your knee directly over your ankle. Your front shin should be perpendicular to the floor. Sink your hips low, eventually bringing your front thigh parallel to the floor, forming Warrior II.
5️⃣Exhale and drop your left (back) hand to the back of your left thigh. Inhale and lift your right arm straight up (bicep next to your right ear), reaching your fingertips toward the ceiling.
6️⃣While keeping your front knee bent and sinking your hips low, lengthen through the sides of your waist. Slowly slide your back hand further down your leg forming a slight backbend.
7️⃣Bring your gaze to your right hand's fingertips, tilting your head slightly.
8️⃣Keep your shoulders relaxed, chest lifted, and the sides of your waist long.
9️⃣Hold for at least 10 slow breaths.
🔟Release the pose by inhaling and lowering your arms back to Warrior II. Press down through your back foot and straighten your front leg. Lower your arms all the way. Turn to the left, reversing the position of your feet, and repeat for the opposite side.
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