Learn Natural Breath Breathing Exercise For Breast Cancer Treatment

Yogic Breathing For Breast Cancer

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.

Benefits

  • 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

Instructions

  1. INHALE, drawing breath in through the nostrils, down deep into lower lungs; lower lungs expand and belly extends out.
  2. EXHALE, gently draw naval back towards the backbone releasing air from lower lungs through the nostrils.
  3. Let there be a natural pause of transition before you inhale again.
  4. Continue to lengthen and balance natural breath for up to five minutes.
  5. 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.

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

 

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Breast Cancer Relaxation & Stress Reduction With Yoga Props

Reduce Breast Cancer Stress With Yoga PropsDiana Ross, E-RYT500Co-Founder Breast Cancer Yoga

For relaxation and stress reduction while in breast cancer recovery, a restorative practice is commonly recommended in which props are used in many innovative ways. The props allow the main components of the pose and the subtle adjustments of the body while healing to encourage relaxation and to assist in improving blood and lymph flow. Using props can open the chest, and expand the breath. This benefits oxygen exchange and rid the lungs of residual stale air volume. The deepened breath brought about by using the right props will physically bring increased lymphatic circulation and drainage. Moreover when props are used to support both the mind and the body they also offer mental and emotional benefits, which help decrease anxiety, fear, and depression which are common feelings when dealing with breast cancer diagnosis.

When emotional fears and anxieties are reduced, the Autonomic Nervous System which consist of the parasympathetic system “rest and digest” functions are made active, down-regulating the habitual responses of the sympathetic nervous system “fright or fear” which floods the body with stress hormones and creates emotional states of panic and fear. A great stress reducer is learning how to breathe deeply and with awareness.

It is important that there is a clear understanding of the use of yoga props as well as learning how to breathe properly to receive all the health benefits for stress reduction.   One may want to study with a teacher who has extensive knowledge in restorative yoga, breast cancer recovery and prop usage.   If one cannot be found  “Just be creative” !

 

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Side Child & Side Child Twist Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Yoga's Side Child Yoga Pose

Side Child Yoga Pose

By Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga

You will love this Side Child and Side Child Twist yoga pose for breast cancer.  Deep relaxation is a definite result of these well supported poses. It relieves anxiety and promotes well-being while balancing the healing response of the autonomic nervous system.

Benefits

  • Promotes supported relaxation for general health benefits.
  • Relieves anxiety and promotes well-being
  • Facilitates parasympathetic healing response
  • Reduces strain on sacroiliac joints

Instructions – Side Child

  1. Begin on back and roll onto right side with hips parallel to knees
  2. Bend upper knee and place support under upper knee/inner thighs, and keep lower leg extended. Make sure leg is level with hip.
  3. Upper arm should be resting on bolster or blankets. Make sure that shoulder arm and hand are level. Lower arm extends straight out by side. A blanket is place under torso for warmth and comfort.
  4. Head and neck aligned with pillow under ear. Don’t let the head dip down. It should feel very comfortable
  5. Close eyes and just rest.
  6. Prepare for the twist.
Side Child Twist Yoga Pose

Side Child Twist

Instruction – Side Child Twist

  1. When ready to deepen draw the left shoulder back onto prop.
  2. Head is facing upwards.
  3. Relax deeply and allow the mind to settle down.
  4. Enjoy each breath.
  5. Stay in this pose for at least 5/10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy the deep letting go that happens in this pose.
  7. Repeat both poses on other side.

To experience the benefits of yoga for breast cancer, it is essential that you begin with simple, gentle yoga movements. You should also consult a doctor before you begin practicing yoga. It is also necessary that you follow a yogic diet that consists of a mainly vegetarian diet to enhance the benefits of yoga.

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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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