Yoga is therapeutic for everyone and proven to cure multiple health diseases, Cancer is one of the chronic problems that patients have battled with the help of effective yoga poses. Find out 5 yoga poses to encourage and energise cancer patients.
In India breast cancer is one of the top three types of cancers prevalent with an escalating need for awareness, early detection, treatment, and care. As per World Health Organisation reports, worldwide there are about 1.38 million cases annually and 458, 0000 from breast cancer.
There seems to be an increase in the number of breast cancer cases in women between the age of 20-30 years. While the pandemic is one of the reasons attributed to this there are several other factors including lifestyle, reproductive preferences, and hormonal imbalances that could cause breast cancer in women.
It is important to remain fit and maintain a healthy weight in order to prevent many lifestyle diseases. A healthy weight also allows you to benefit from therapy if you are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
However, you can always look to yoga to help fight chronic diseases. You can practice these postures that can help you to accelerate your recovery process while preventing incidences of relapse.
Gently kneel down to come on all four in a tabletop position. Ensure that you are on a yoga mat for any soft surface that provides cushioning for your knee joints. Align your palms under your shoulders and place your knees directly under the hips. Keep your knees hip-width apart and turn your toes outwards.
From here, slowly as you inhale, lift up the right arm keeping it in line with your shoulder and parallel to the floor. Simultaneously lift up the opposite leg behind you straightening it and aligning it with the pelvis. Try to balance yourself on your left palm and right knee keeping the neck and head in a relaxed position. Hold the pose for 10-15 seconds, exhale and release. Repeat with the other hand and its opposite leg.
From your tabletop position or Marjariasana, gently lift the knees off the floor and straighten them to come into plank position. From here, turn towards your right side balancing on your left palm and bring your right foot on to your left. Align the heels and toes if possible or you can place your right foot in front of your left thigh for support. Hold the pose for 10-15 seconds, exhale and release. Repeat on the other side.
Twisted Cobra Pose (Triyaka Bhujangasana)
Lie on your stomach with palms under your shoulders. Keep your feet apart, at a distance of about 2 feet, inhale as you lift your head, turn to look over your right shoulder at your left heel and exhale as you bring your torso down. Repeat on the other side.
Lie on your stomach with palms under your shoulders. Keep your feet together, and toes outwards. Inhale and lift up the right hand, and left leg behind. Keep your knees straight, as you lift your head and chest up. Exhale as you bring your torso down and repeat on the other side. Hold the pose for 10-15 seconds.
Whether you are recovering from breast cancer or looking for ways to keep yourself protected, there are certain lifestyle changes that we can make in order to move towards a healthy state of living. Yoga is a holistic approach that benefits the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga keeps the stress away and helps you develop a positive outlook. This can go a long way in complementing treatment and helping you recover fast.
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