The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system. It plays an important part in the body’s defense against disease. This system is a network of vessels and nodes that circulate lymph through the entire body, ridding the body of wastes and toxins. Lymph is a transparent fluid that is rich in white blood cells. White blood cells play a vital role in the immune system. When the lymphatic system is flowing and circulating freely, the body can easily rid itself of toxins and debris and fight impurities, cancer cells, bacteria and viruses. The better this system is working, the better one’s entire body feels.
Lymph fluid is not pumped through the body like blood is by the heart. Rather the thoracic duct is the magic spot as it is the main holding center of the lymphatic system. It runs parallel to and is situated close to the spinal column from the cervical spine (base of the neck) to the top of the lumbar spine (lower back). The location and function of this duct is the secret to yoga’s healing power. The thoracic duct along its narrow, long, vertical path is in constant contact with the movement of the horizontal diaphragm muscle. It is based on how much you move (as it is moved mostly through contraction of your muscles) and breathe (which massages the diaphragm muscle).
Yoga involves contraction of both the upper and lower extremities of the body and breathing. It is effective for transporting lymph and supporting your immune systems (lymphatic, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, nervous, and cardiovascular). Each of my yoga sequences are designed to stimulate the flow of lymph throughout the entire body. And incorporating yogic breathing creates magic to aid recovery and maintain lifelong health for everyone.
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