Pisces rules the feet and lymphatic system.
Prana vayu : vyana // Ayurvedic dosha : kapha
Meditation: svadhisthana (sacral chakra)
Tibetan light : This breathing exercise is a light-centered meditation originating in Tibetan monastery tradition. It’s really quite simple and involves more visualization than breath regulation. With eyes closed in a comfortable seated or reclined position, breathe deeply and evenly through the nose. As you breathe, visualize white light entering through the nostrils and filling the lungs. Each breath makes the light grow brighter and more expansive.
- samasthiti (mountain pose)
- navasana (boat pose) followed immediately by purvottanasana (reverse plank pose)
- baddha konasana (cobbler pose) – while you’re here, give yourself a foot massage!
- matsyasana (fish pose)
- savasana (corpse pose)
Draining the lymphatic system: This must be done manually through practices such as yoga because the lymphatic system does not have its own “pump” to allow proper flow and drainage (the heart takes care of this in the circulatory system, for example). Below are some ways in which you can assist your body in this process.
empty coat sleeves (from the Kripalu school of yoga) – stand with your feet a little wider than hip-distance and twist from side to side, allowing your arms to swing so that they slap opposite shoulders and underneath the armpits where many lymph nodes are located. Don’t be afraid to really let them fly! When twisting to the right, lift the left foot; then switch, lifting the right foot, twisting to the left.
viparita karani (legs up the wall)
sarvangasana (shoulder stand)