Yoga for Breast Cancer

One of the most disappointing news that one can come across is that she has been diagnosed with cancer and without a doubt, this becomes the most challenging phase of life.

Leave the physical condition apart this disease can have severe impacts on your mind to as it creates a stressful environment around you.

And if this stress is not handled carefully then it has a very negative impact on your lifestyle. Yoga is a way to handle all the stress quickly and naturally.

Why Go for Yoga?

That’s the main reason that some breast cancer patients and survivor prefer to take yoga to manage stress and the various other side effects of this deadly disease.

The treatment of cancer involves radiation and chemotherapy which can cause serious issues like insomnia, severe headaches, and digestive problems.

Luckily Yoga offers a different technique to counter all such matters and helps you to regain your healthy life back.

What Can You Do?

There are some yogic remedies available to neutralize the different effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and some of which are mentioned below.

  • For stress: one of the best and most simple yogic asana to manage stress is the Savasana. It is a simple asana where you need to lie flat on the back and spread your limbs at an angle of 45 degrees, then close your eyes and start taking a deep breath. This asana calms your mind and body and releases all your muscles tension. It inevitably releases your stress.
  • To relieve insomnia: If you have trouble sleeping, then Viparita Karani will help you. It refers to any asana where you are upside down such as Sarvangasana or the shoulder stand, sirsasana or the headstand and Adho mukha vrksasana or the handstand. Each of them focuses on directing of energy flow upwards in the body.
  • For improved digestion: To improve digestion one can practice Apanasana where you lie on your back and bring knees up to the chest and take a deep breath. You can feel the stretch in your lower back. Hold this pose for two minutes.
  • To tackle anxiety: There is some breathing exercise to address anxiety such as left nostril breathing where you breathe in with left nostril by blocking your right nostril by right thumb and exhale through your right nostril.

Also, you can inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth, just need to care that you should make your mouth round as if you are breathing through a straw. In another cycle inhale with mouth and exhale using nose.

Also, you can practice all the different yogic poses they will have a positive impact on you. But remember to practice all of it under the supervision of an expert.

Kathy R. Padgett

Health & Fitness Expert. Love to take challenge. She is also recipe Lover.

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