THIS is how lung cancer patients can benefit from yoga as suggested by grandmaster Akshar

Yoga builds strength, stamina, and flexibility for the body. This is extremely crucial in order to gain maximum benefits from the treatment and heal in a healthy and holistic manner. Find out how yoga can help in healing lung cancer patients and its additional benefits.
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The second most common cancer in the world which affects both men and women is lung cancer. There are over a million registered cases and positive diagnosis of lung cancer in India annually. As the leading cause of cancer deaths, lung cancer makes up almost 25% of all cancer related fatalities.

While chemotherapy and other treatments for cancer cause dramatic weight loss, this isn't healthy for the body. In order to gain the maximum benefit from the treatment, it is important that the patient maintains healthy body weight. This allows them to receive the benefits of the treatment completely. Chemotherapy can be physically exhausting and emotionally draining. In these cases, yoga can work wonders in building up the body's energy system. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj which means to unite. Yoga contains postures, pranayama also known as breathing techniques, meditation practices mudras and more.

Practice these following postures after consulting your medical physician. Please ensure that you perform these exercises under the guidance or supervision of a trained yoga teacher.

Naukasana or boat pose

Sit on your mat with your legs stretched forward and keep your back straight. Inhale and lift both legs upholding them at a degree of 30 to 45 degrees. Try not to hunch your back and balance on your sitting bones.


Lie down on your stomach and interlock your fingers behind your back. With an inhalation lift your upper body upwards and stretch your interlocked hands behind you. Do not let your feet lift off the floor.

Shalabasana Variation

Lie on your stomach with palms under your shoulders. Keep your feet together, and toes outwards. Inhale and lift up the right hand, and left leg behind. Keep your knees straight, as you lift your head and chest up. Exhale as you bring your torso down and repeat on the other side. Hold the pose for 10-15 seconds.

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Lie flat on the ground with your stomach on the floor and gently fold your elbows. Place your palms under your shoulders and closer to your floating ribs. Inhale and press your palms firmly on the floor and gently lift your knees, hips, and torso off the mat. Keep your arms firm and your elbows straight. Broaden your shoulders and lookup. Ensure that your knees don’t touch the floor. Exhale and release.

Khand Pranayama

Sit down in Dandasana, keep your back straight and breathe for some time.

Fold your legs in Sukhasana and prepare your mind for the practice.

Sit in any comfortable pose (such as Sukhasan, Vajrasana, Ardhapadmasan, Padmasana or Siddhasana) Ideal posture is Poorna Padmasana

Straighten your back and close your eyes

Place your palms on your knees facing up (in Prapthi Mudra)

As you inhale, divide your breath into two equal parts

Without retaining the breath in your lungs, exhale twice

Duration: You may begin by practising this breathing technique for 1-2 minutes a day and gradually increase it with time.

Meditation techniques such as Seed Meditation or Aarambh Dhyan, Bhavigatha Dhyan and Siddhohum Kriya are techniques that boost positive vibrations in the body and mind which can accelerate the healing process. Pranayam techniques such as Khand Pranayam and Anulom Vilom bring relaxation to the mind and keep stress away.

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