Have you noticed that every morning when you wake up your body is stiffer than the night before sleeping? Guess what? The daily
morning stiffness, so many of us experience, can be caused by the lymph fluid which gets sluggish as we sleep!
Unlike the Cardiovascular System which relies on the heart to pump the blood, the Lymphatic System does not have a central pump to assist its flow! So, the lymph is a slow system by nature, one that mainly moves because of muscle activity and deep breathing.
When we are sleeping, because the body barely moves and the breathing is almost unnoticeable, the lymph fluid cannot move properly. It gets sluggish and it begins to harden. A sluggish lymph stiffens the tissues. As you wake up and begin to move, everything appears to improve. However, over the years, the morning stiffness gradually increases. It becomes an accumulative process.
In addition, whether you are a couch potato, stressed, had surgery or have any flu symptoms, chances are your lymph fluid is sluggish. In any case, sluggish lymph fluid retains toxins, cannot nourish the cells properly, and decreases the body’s immune response. So, you feel tired, irritable and powerless!
Sorry, but it’s time to move your body before you really get sick! Otherwise, the lymph fluid progressively hardens, generating fibrotic tissues and calcification. In a short period of time it negatively affects other tissues, organs and functions.
The lymph fluid is the source of both healing and sickness. A healthy body depends on the fluidity of this amazing fluid – the water of life.
Stay tuned for future posts about how Lymphatic Yoga keeps your lymph fluid moving freely!
Love to all!