World Cancer Day was celebrated all across on 4th February 2017. This year, experts urged to focus more on prevention as opposed to anything else. Studies also point at the fact that research for the development of preventive measures remains hugely underfunded. As people are more inhibited to get tested at the initial stage, lack of financial aid and proper treatment facilities cripple most countries in the fight against cancer. For those who already suffer from the debilitating disease, a positive attitude, proper medication, a healthy lifestyle are the few things that can make the journey a bit easy to handle. Yoga expert Yogacharya Anoop of the Chaitanya Foundation shares how yoga can easily be picked by cancer patients - both by the survivors as well as those who are currently under treatment.
"Yoga is a practice that heals inside out. It has an extremely calm effect on the mind and helps balance all possible imbalances of the bodily processes,"shared Yogacharya.
Yoga is divided into a range of breathing techniques and various asanas (postures). Practicing breathing techniques is very beneficial for cancer patients. It helps improve immunity and facilitates detoxification.
For detox benefits - Kapalbhati
- Agnisaar Kriya
For strengthening immunity
- Anulom Vilom
- Surya Bhedi Pranayam
"Hatha Yoga is another option that can be tried. It focuses on both detoxification and building immunity. It also gives vigour and vitality to the body. However, any yogic practice must be executed under supervision," noted Yogi Anoop
Any ailment is usually the outcome of an imbalance in the functioning of our body. Through yoga, this issue can be addressed and fixed. Yoga, therefore can be seen as one of the most inexpensive preventive measures against all types of ailments.
"One of the biggest problem is the body's inability to flush out toxins. When the immune system is unable to get rid of excess toxins and it starts harming the body. Yoga is the simplest answer to some of the most complex medical issues. Sedentary lifestyle is the biggest threat to the mankind today, Yoga can be a simple way to battle it all out," concluded Mr. Anoop.