General Wellness

Gyanendra Lal Shilpkar


Shyft Yoga Trainer

July 04, 2023

Benifits of backbends

Chakrasana/wheelpose Compression of the thymus gland (located in the center of our chest) into the sternum (breastbone), helps to stimulate the thymus gland - a very important organ in our lymphatic system. It also aids in massage of the spleen - our largest lymphatic organ in the body. These glands are largely involved in maturation and storage of white blood cells in the body. They help to filter red blood cells + kill cells that have been infiltrated by a pathogen (bad things like bacteria, infection, virus etc.), ultimately helping to remove infection in the body. Backbends also usually involve a compression or opening of areas in the body that contain our lymph nodes - mainly the armpits, groin and neck. This helps stimulate the lymph nodes and movement of lymphatic fluid through these nodes, helping to filter lymph fluid to remove infection and waste in the body.

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