By; Diana Ross E-RYT 500 Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.
Learning breath exercises will aide in the recovery process from breast cancer. First it is important to learn to breath correctly. Breathing correctly is done by taking in air deeply through the nostrils so that the lungs expand. Second, learn to use breath exercises so that they are used as treatments for specific situations, such as stress reduction or increase energy.
Natural Breath is used for stress management because it has the most calming effect of all the breaths. This breath reduces stress and tension by turning off the sympathetic “fight or flight” autonomic response.
Positions for breathing exercises during breast cancer therapy can be done in either a seated, laying down, or even in a standing position. However, you must be in a comfortable position so that the mind stays focused. Make a conscious decision to start with 5 to 10 minutes a day of deep breathing.
- Reduces stress and tension
- Promotes diaphragmatic breathing
- Supports expansion and relaxation of thoracic cavity
- Reduces lumbar spasm and pain
- Massages digestive organs and increases peristalsis
- Relieves constipation
- Stimulates flow of bile
- Increases venous return and lymphatic drainage
- Turns off sympathetic “fight or flight autonomic response”
- Has one of the most calming effect of all the breaths
- INHALE, drawing breath in through the nostrils, down deep into lower lungs; lower lungs expand and belly extends out.
- EXHALE, gently draw naval back towards the backbone releasing air from lower lungs through the nostrils.
- Let there be a natural pause of transition before you inhale again.
- Continue to lengthen and balance natural breath for up to five minutes.
- Continue and then begin to lengthen exhale; moving the breath into a 1 to 2 ratio.
Breathing exercise program aides in breast cancer recovery along with other benefits that a person gets by practicing it. Make a conscious decision to start with 5 to 10 minutes a day of deep breathing. Along with daily breathing techniques we encourage an anti-cancer lifestyle. This is a lifestyle that includes a variety of exercise, organic foods, clean, pure water and air. There are a few easy steps to keep the body safe and healthy on your road to recovery from breast cancer. Cultivate awareness of what goes into your body; stop and take notice of habits.
About Diana Ross: E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at email@example.com if you have questions.