Sport with lipedema: YOGA - sport and relaxation

YOGA-Exercises tone and strengthen the body, in doing so they will also help you find a better way to be more balanced I to find. An all-inclusive program, so to speak. YOGA can relax, strengthen, invigorate and let you get out of breath!

Since we often cannot find peace with our thoughts about lipedema, is YOGA a nice balance. You only need one YOGA-Mat / sleeping mat and comfortable clothes. It is best to do yoga barefoot to have a better stance.

I have prepared three basic exercises for you. These are suitable for beginners and will show you how easy it is YOGA at a hunt.

Exercise 1 - The triangle

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  1. Straddle your legs / turn your right foot outwards.
  2. Raise your right arm sideways at shoulder height and extend it, palm down. Place the back of the left hand on the side of the lower back.
  3. Exhale while turning your upper body to the right. Place your right hand next to your right knee or place it on the lower leg.
  4. Turn your head to the left and look up over your shoulder.
  5. Turn your upper body further to the right, stretch your left arm upwards. Look upwards.
  6. Hold this position for fifteen seconds, then repeat on the other side.

Effect of this exercise
Physical: Strengthens leg, buttock and back muscles
Emotional: strengthens, harmonizes and grounds

Exercise 2 - The warrior

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  1. Extend your arms to your sides. Straddle legs wide, turn left foot outwards.
  2. Bend your left leg. Press right foot into the ground (outside of foot should stay on the ground) Left knee should be above heel.
  3. Stretch your back, tense your entire body.
  4. Hold for fifteen seconds, switch sides.

Effect of this exercise
Physical: Strengthens the body, strengthens stamina
Emotional: Develops spiritual strength, stability and courage

Exercise 3 - the looking down dog

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  1. Stand on four feet, put your hands on the floor under your shoulders, knees under your pelvis, hip width apart.
  2. The view goes down to the YOGA-Mat.
  3. Keep your back straight. Spread your fingers as far as possible.
  4. Press your hands firmly against the floor. Lift your knees, push your bottom up, straighten your legs as much as possible. Keep your head in line with your spine. Take a deep breath,
  5. Hold for fifteen seconds. Repeat the exercise three times.

Effect of this exercise
Physical: Supplies blood to the brain and spine. Prevents varicose veins and helps relieve constipation. Cleans the lungs and strengthens the sense of balance.
Emotional: clears the mind, promotes creativity. Strengthens self-confidence, develops courage, concentration and willpower.

I hope you guys try that YOGA- Exercise and maybe even enjoy it. Just try a whole one YOGAProgram.

Here is a link to my favorite yoga channel: HappyandFitYoga

You can use an XL yoga mat here Kaufen.

There you can for free YOGAWatch videos and join in, everything is included for beginners to advanced users.


Best regards,

Handwriting Anja

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Author: annichen1989

I'm Anja and I was born on February 10.02.1989th, 2 in Schwedt an der Oder. So I come from beautiful Brandenburg. Professionally, I work as an office communication clerk, I support XNUMX companies with my workforce. I also work as an artist in the field of manga. Dear Caroline invited me to participate in this blog. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and I hope that this will also make our disease better known.

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  • Hello!

    I think your blog is really wonderful!

    I only have one small question: Many pages say you shouldn't do sports with lipedema without compression stockings (except swimming, of course). However, in your pictures you are barefoot.

    Since I have decided to try out yoga for myself and will do a trial lesson in a yoga studio, I would like to know if you think it would be better to leave my stockings on (I've heard it works with stop socks) or barefoot like everyone else .

    Best regards,

    • Hello Jessica,

      First of all, many thanks for your feedback!
      It's great that you want to try yoga and I hope you enjoy it. In the photos I am still wearing my old leggings from Jobst without a footboard. It doesn't stand out at all. In any case, I would recommend you to try compression. It may be that she doesn't mind at all. As a tip: wear non-slip socks (over the Kompri) or sneakers. Positions like the dog looking down are no problem either.