What Yoga is?

Yoga is an art of performing various poses to improve the body and mind’s overall functioning. It is the science of understanding the body and discovering your spiritual and yogic side. Yoga is a way of life which makes a person free from worldly attractions and social life. Yoga awakens one’s consciousness and helps to unite it with universal consciousness.

Yoga for Cancer

Yoga also helps in fighting against various diseases and helps with life threatening ailments. One such disease is cancer. People having cancer often face difficulties such as discomfort, fatigue, lack of energy and weakness from chemotherapy and radiations. Yoga is an effective way to recover lost energy and endurance without having any side effects. It is a holistic approach of healing which provides relief to cancer patients. Easy yoga poses can do wonders for cancer patients at different levels of illness.

How Yoga helps against Cancer

  • The first and foremost thing is that yoga provides relief to the body and helps recover lost energy.
  • Secondly, purifies the body and cleans it free of toxins.
  • Thirdly, yoga poses activate muscles and also brings balance in the glands and improve blood flow throughout the body.
  • Fourthly, relaxed body and deep breathing involved in yoga and meditation helps provide the much needed oxygen to cells, and delivers nutrients to tired and week cells.
  • Fifthly, it dissolves the tension and anxiety present in the mind and body. It should be known that stress reduces the body’s immunity to fight back against cancer. Yoga takes care of stress and helps maintain the body’s immunity.
  • Lastly, regular practice of yoga and meditation improves internal strength of the body and helps keep the body and mind calm and composed, thus giving a sense of wellbeing.

Some important Yoga poses for Cancer Patients

There are certain yoga poses meant for cancer patients. These poses help keep cancer at bay.

  1. Bhujangasana- Also known as the rising snake pose, in this you lie on the floor with hands pressed against it, followed by gently raising your head, chest and stomach while inhaling deeply. Exhale while returning to the ground.
  2. Mandukasana or Frog pose- In this pose you sit similar to Vajrasana with closed fists. Press your navel with both fists, exhale and bend your upper body forward. Stay in this pose for a while looking straight and then return to Vajrasana pose.
  3. Supta Baddha Konasana- Bend your knees with soles of feet joined together and lean back with elbows resting on the floor. Keep your back flattened and move your arms above your head in namaskar position. Close your eyes and breathe easy, letting your body to stretch.

AYM Yoga School for Yoga

AYM Yoga School provides yoga courses (200 Hour YTTC, 300 Hour YTTC & 500 Hour YTTC ) for people dealing with various diseases such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, etc. Join the school located in the pristine beauty of Himalayas with river Ganga flowing close by and heal yourself in the lap of nature.

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