Just completed my second class in Yoga Medicine over the last few months. Their curriculum takes yoga to the next level…. this particular course focus was on lymphatics, and it it did not disappoint!
A few highlight moments for me:
flow in all systems of the body is key. If any are stagnant, health will, without question, suffer.
even if you think you don’t need to…. help your lymphatic system do its job! Nobody’s got time for excess trash to be sitting around creating mayhem in the body.
the lymphatic system doesn’t work nearly as well as it could if you are stuck in fight, flight, or freeze mode.
the left side of the body does alot more work than the right side when it comes to lymphatic drainage (don’t neglect either side tho!) Lymphatic flow increases 10fold during exercise
deep diaphragmatic breathing is absolutely essential on the daily!… not just for pulling neurological trash out of the brain, but for healthy lymph flow in general. Nobody’s got time for brain diseases!!!! Just do it.
deep sleep is critical for maximum brain cleaning (if you aren’t sleeping, message me, and I’ll give you some tips for improved zzzzzzzz’s)
Risk factors of developing lymphedema include older age, muscle loss, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, sedentary lifestyle, cardiovascular disease, cancer treatment, and post operative recovery period.
just as in detoxing elsewhere, open the exit doors first before loving on your lymphatic system.