For Breast Cancer Warriors: A Healing Heart-Opener
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so we only deemed it fitting to feature the most healing heart opening posture out there – Camel Pose.
Ustrasana works subtly, but brilliantly, to stretch nearly all the major muscles of our bodies and improve conditions of the digestive, respiratory, endocrine, lymphatic, skeletal, and circulatory systems, hence why it’s a great pose for those battling Breast Cancer or any other type of ailment.
#PlankTip: To ensure optimal alignment, establish solid and secure foundations first by trying to direct as much of the shin bone to the mat as possible and checking the foot alignment. Be they flat to the mat or with toes curled under, ensure the inside of the foot is working as much as the outside. Keep hips stacked over the knees, drive the sitting bone towards the heels, and find a lift in the heart by pressing the shoulder blades to the back of the ribs. Do not collapse into the lower spine. Feel this heart opener expand the lungs equally from all sides to help expel maximum toxins.