How Breathing Exercises Can Raise Energy Levels For Breast Cancer Patients

Breathingl For Breast Cancer RecoveryToday the typical way of raising our energy level is through caffeinated drinks and sugary foods.  It has been proven that using these products to remedy our energy lows are an obvious health detriment.  And, ultimately after the temporary high or boost is over we are left even more drained.  Now let’s add on the fact that when you have an illness like breast cancer these ways of raising our energy is truly unproductive.

Let’s look at how we can get a natural boost of energy that supports health: one that instantly provides a renewed vitality and clarity of mind. It is as simple as learning to breathe properly and consciously.

Our breath is our key to life.  It is known that a person can live days without water, and longer without food.  However, the moment we become oxygen deprived, our bodies immediately begin to die.  Stating the obvious, breathing is by far the most immediate and important essential element to life.

“Take a deep breath” is a statement that is often heard when someone becomes upset or over excited.   Heart palpitations, and high blood pressure are the symptoms of this agitation. Combating the treatments that come with strains, stresses and discomfort; one can learn how to breathe to reduce theses proBreathing Exercise CD For Breast Cancerblems and replace them with renewed energy. Now THIS would be productive. When we consciously approach this stress and strain with our breath it allows us to refocus and quiet down. All that is needed is the understanding and development of simple breathing techniques. Breathing techniques are highly sought after and recommended for just these reasons alone.  The overall effect of many breathing practices help the body and mind create a calming down effect called a “relaxation response”. This again will allow for the mind to become clearer, and more reflective.  When recovering from cancer breathing is instrumental to support our health and well-being.  Breathe in, breathe out and rest is the goal.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn 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 if you have questions.


Welcome Relaxation For Breast Cancer With Yoga Nidra

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By Diana Ross, E-RYT & Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.

It shouldn’t be a surprise to know that most of us are tense; and it doesn’t take much to get there. Now throw in an illness, disease or certain situation and that tension is compounded. I don’t know about you but it doesn’t take much for me to feel tension. It’s getting the tension to subside and go that is the challenge. Research shows tension held in the mind and body can have devastating health consequences. The benefits of relaxing the body while allowing the mind to rest can help in our recovery. Typically we may choose something artificial, like a drug to induce relaxation but the truth is it is superficial relaxation. This may mask the cause of the tensions, whereas introducing a Yoga Nidra practice can over time with regularity release the overall tensions. Learning Yoga Nidra is what will improve quality of life and healing. It is relaxation in action.

The truth is we function fully when we are relaxed. It is here when we feel a clear connection or continuous flow. However, when we lack the ability to eat well, hold positive thoughts, repeat habitual bad habits or embrace any negativity we suffer with excess tension. When we hold these tensions we begin the habit of continued holding, thus blocking the proper flow of energy and the capacity towards wellness. We know it isn’t working but we continue known the less. This is why Yoga Nidra can help us begin to remove these detrimental tensions to mind and body.

The Best Relaxation Response

Yoga Nidra, commonly known as “deep relaxation” is an integral part of yoga teachings. Yoga Nidra is a set of deep relaxation techniques that can lead you to a meditative state, which encourages a sense of well-being. Things become noticeable and vibrant, like these apple blossoms. It is usually introduced at the end of each asana (yoga) class and is known as Shavasana. It is here we begin to have a real relationship with our body and it is here also where we learn to “let go”. This letting go allows us to feel light and begin to realize the more subtle inner states of consciousness.

When we enter into the subtle realm of our conscious awareness, our body begins to relax and our mind opens to observe what is actually happening. Things just are. The more we detach from the negative thoughts, and the holding of unnecessary tensions we no longer identify with it all and we begin to find our way into a clearer space. A space where we can release, or cleanse ourself of the stresses of illness, anxieties of treatments, and fear of outcomes. The state of worry will be more manageable. When we relax the body, and calm the mind, negative emotions have no place to reside. The mind begins to be have clear thoughts and will move towards right action. The worried state dissipates leaving a tranquil state of mind, and body.

As we travel down this road of learning how to relax either through meditation, breathing or just being still we free our mind of false emotions or wrong thinking. As this begins to happen we are open to a clearer realization or higher knowledge. This will lead us to continuous relaxation in life. True relaxation comes as spiritual consciousness awakens. Yoga Nidra is the pathway to the inner expansion of awareness and a deeper balance in life.

In Yoga Nidra we appear to be in a sleep state, but we really are letting the outer world slide away and the inner world heighten. You could say that Yoga Nidra is conscious sleep or sleepless sleep. Yoga Nidra produces its greatest results by developing a regular practice of relaxation. A regular practice insures freedom from energy depleting tension, worry and fear. As a friend used to say to me “The only thing that comes from tension, worry or fear is more tension, worry and fear.” Start with 10 minutes lying down, wrapped in a blanket in a quiet place and then focus on your breath. If your mind wanders bring it back, and just let go. Try our Breathe with Purpose CD  .

Guaranteed Yoga Nidra – your relaxation response to wellness.

Diana RossAbout 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 if you have questions.

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