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Calm Cure

Yogic breathing and gentle poses help keep the body's lymph fluid circulating.

By Michelle Stewardson

If your leg muscles begin to ache, elevate your feet or legs immediately, says Robinson. "The most important thing is to listen to your body and not to overstimulate or tire the muscles," she cautions. "Overdoing it can cause a buildup of fluid, which is exactly what you're trying to avoid."

For more information, visit www.lymphnet.org.


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barb

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)

barb

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.

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