Cancer as a disease is a really tough battle. The crippling pain and fatigue that follows its treatment can be the most difficult test of life. In this regard, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer pose severe psychological distress that impacts the functional quality of life. One would look for ways of easy endurance.
On the occasion of World Cancer Day, CitySpidey brings to you five specific postures which are ideal and mandatory for people suffering from different types of cancer.
1. Ardha Surya Namaskar (Half Sun Salutation)
The posture warms up the body, opens the hips, and improves circulation
2. Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Butterfly Pose)
The posture relieves tension in the shoulders and chest. It is particularly effective for breast cancer recovery
3.Viparita Karani (Legs up the wall)
It works well at rejuvenating your mind while improving circulation
4. Bitilasana Marjaryasana (Cat-Cow pose)
This posture improves flexibility in your back while revitalising you.
5. Savasana (Corpse pose)
Though considered as one of the most challenging poses, it gives you total relaxation.
Benefits of yoga in cancer patients
1. Lower fatigue
Several studies have shown a significant decrease in fatigue through the use of yoga in cancer patients.
2. Reduce stress
Battling with a life-threatening disease can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting, Simple meditation can help in the reduction of stress.
3. Lower risk of re-occurrence.
Yoga results in decreased body fat density, which can help to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
4. Better sleep
A combination of physical and emotional stress can hinder your good night's sleep. Yoga helps you loosen your nerves and make you relax
5. Pain tolerance
The crippling pain of chemotherapy and several medications can affect anybody’s ability to move, let alone engage in daily activities. Performing these poses can help you in bearing pain.