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Since no one seems to have the answer I've been going with footless tights in class and avoiding tree pose (heel into thigh seems to be too hard on tissues involved in drainage)


Does the foot apply too much pressure to the thigh in tree pose (for people with lymphedema). Should one be careful in the use of belts and ropes?

Are footless tights with compression of 15-20 ok in yoga class if one usually wears open toe (otherwise foot covered) tights with a compression of 20-30?

j. r.

I agree with the above comments.
The article without poses was virtually useless.

Mary Ellen Sullivan

While it was great to read that yoga can be helpful for managing lymphedema, it would have been useful to include specific poses.


I'm a breast cancer survivor and suffer from lymphedema in the arm as a result of the surgery and radiation. Please, please, please provide a list of asanas to help with this problem. Especially for those of us without access to a yoga-minded physical therapist!


It was almost interesting, I was waiting for a list of beneficial posures. That would have made the article really interesting.


This was a very useful and interesting article, but it would be even better with a list of ideal poses to do, as well as those not to do. It is too short.

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