“You cannot get better in the same environment you got sick in.” – Dr. Perry Nickleston
- If you can think back to Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons and that era of jumping jacks and hopping in place, you are kick starting the lymph.
- If you think about how kids play, bouncing, hopping, skipping, jumping, you are kick starting the lymph.
- If you do things that work the joints in a way that moves them quickly in any direction, this kick starts the lymph.
Whatever you do, it is best to move yourself multiple times throughout the day for bouts of 10-20 seconds at a time. Easy Peasy!
- 1/3 of all lymph nodes are in the neck
- It is colorless
- A gut problem = a lymphatic problem
- Any lymph node can cause pain or dysfunction somewhere else in the body (above or below the site)
- Your calves are. passive pump for the lymphatic system
- Your lymph vessels, end to end, could circle the globe four times!!!
- Lymph drains from the bottom up, so if it is blocked, we need to start moving from the top down.
- This system bathes almost every single cell in the body, except cartilage, nails and hair.
- Continuously loops in one direction – up the right side and loops down the left side.
- You have over 15 liters of lymph in the body, which is 3X more than blood.
- Problems that could show up as a result of poor lymphatic flow:
- Any auto-immune disorder
- Lyme Disease
- Any ‘itis’ condition chronic or acute (tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis)
- Spinal Pain (neck pain and low back pain)
- Joint pain
- If you hit a training plateau
- It is the sewage system of the body – It gets rid of toxins that are coming in from the outside especially your skin (remember back to the email of benefits of dry brushing) and through the mouth (remember tongue scraping).
Lisa is a certified yoga instructor, through Lithe & Easy Yoga, with over 19 years combined experience in both teaching and practice.
She began to explore yoga after a car accident left her with multiple pains, nerve damage and weight gain. Having tried many other conventional methods of coping, nothing seemed to help her daily headaches and focus. After taking one Yoga class, she was immediately rid of that days headache. It helped her cope with the day-to-day limited mobility. After a couple of years she was able to fully comprehend how yoga can help anyone and everyone.
The slow transition, into this lovely science, all happened while she worked in the corporate world for 8 years. Having experience in the work force stresses and long work hours allows her to bring understanding and compassion into her teaching.
She was able to practice yoga through her 3 pregnancies and thankfully teach through the last. This brings a whole new knowledge and focus on what is needed during pregnancy and the benefits of a good bond during gestation.
Her biggest lesson learned is that the body and mind are limitless, no matter who you are, you just need to modify each practice to suit your own body and its capabilities. She is able to adapt each class to the individual students body and how they show up energetically.
As a lifelong learner, I craft unique classes to provide a new experience every time you walk through the door.
She also runs the Ohana Yoga Training program, helping to pass on the traditions she has studied.