WHY is this important for lymphatic drainage/flow?!
The lymphatic system does not have a pump like the venous system has our heart . This deep breathing can help with lymphatic flow because it activates deep lymphatic structures that work with your thoracic duct to move your lymph through your body. This thoracic duct is responsible for 75% !! of your lymph fluid (yellow side) whereas the right lymphatic vessel is responsible for 25% (blue side).
Doing these breathing exercises at the start of your lymph drainage warm up series is important as we want to activate this lymph flow from the inside out prior to your workout for the day.
So let’s get to some deep breathing!