The Lymphatic system & COPD

When under stress cortisol is released which can cause metabolic acidosis. Cortisol’s acidic nature can cause a breakdown of lymphoid tissue and impede lymphatic flow

A free-flowing lymphatic system is essential in keeping lymphatic vessels (lacteals) lining our small intestines free from toxins.

Areas of the lymphatic system included are:

  • Lymphatic system overview
  • The enteric system
  • The thoracic duct
  • Lacteals
  • Lymphatic system and diet
  • Lymphatic and stress hormones
  • Lymphatic system and the vagus nerve
The Lymphatic system & COPD

“Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, chronic exposure to large surges of cortisol, the stress hormone, can literally cause the lymphoid tissue to atrophy”


How can yoga/pranayama help with COPD? Controlled conscious breathing encourages vasodilation, the diaphragm is strengthened, the ancillary respiratory muscles in the neck switch off allowing the airways to relax. This event looks in detail at every aspect of the causes and effects of COPD, and how yoga can be applied therapeutically.

“Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease is a category of lung conditions in which it is difficult to empty air out of the lungs as the airways have become narrowed”

Areas covered:

  • Overview of COPD
  • Causes of COPD
  • Examples of COPD
  • Bronchitis and emphysema
  • Emphysema and the lungs
  • Dyspnea
  • Hyperinflation

Event program

  • 08:30 Pranayama & meditation
  • 10:00 Asana practice
  • 11:30 Presentation: COPD
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Presentation: Lymphatic system
  • 15:00 Break
  • 15:20 Managing stress  
  • 16:00 Close
  • Includes detailed course notes and a certificate of attendance

The Lymphatic system & COPD event date 17/09/22

Flexible Courses

These events are flexible and online. Attend the whole day, or choose just the presentation elements.

Workshops and CPD Prices

We are committed to offering high quality events at an affordable price.

  • Cost for a whole day is £45
  • Cost for main presentations only is £35

Contact Martin

  • 07787357306