How can Yoga help cancer patients?


Article by Sumedha Rewar

The word ‘cancer’ is fearful for all of us. There are many physical and emotional challenges faced by people who are suffering from cancer. There are strong will power and scheduled treatments required for them.

Yoga can be great for the cancer patients to handle the battle of life with strength and positivity.

The researchers reveal that yoga practice can improve physical and emotional symptoms for cancer patients. It can reduce pain and fatigue caused in cancer patients. The stress and anxiety levels are reduced which gradually eases breathing, lowers BP and heart rate.

The patients who practiced yoga with their regular cancer therapies tolerate the treatments easily with reduced pain.

Moreover, Yoga can give cancer patients mental peace and emotional stability. It can reduce depression, sleeplessness and anxiety symptoms.

Yogic practitioners can help the patients at all the health stages, including cancer survivors.

How can Yoga help cancer patients?
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The benefits of yoga are physical, emotional and holistic. Yoga help cancer patients in different ways:
• Yoga manages fear, anxiety, and depression

Cancer follows an acute fear of death which becomes prevalent in the patients from the beginning phases of the disease.

There are rigorous treatments heightening anxiety.

Yogic breathing and postures can positively affect your immunity and balance the stress-related disorders. Guided breathing exercises can regulate the nervous system, calm the body and soul.

Yoga can help in handling the anxiety and feeling of fearfulness. You can calm your stress and regulate the mood swings caused by the painful chemotherapy sessions.

Yoga can, therefore, deal with your sleeplessness and stress reduction sessions.

• Management of physical pain

Cancer treatment causes a lot of physical pain.

Thus people who practicing yoga exercises during their cancer treatment are reported to get more resistance from the pain and physical stress.

The guided movements by experts can improve blood circulation and relax the muscles which speed up the recovery process. It can boost the confidence and gives you positive vibes for becoming better each day.

• Better mood and motivation

Only the patients know the actual mood swings and unstable behavior caused by the cancerous cells.

Yoga postures are capable of producing endorphins for improving your mood. It even works out well with the gentle movements and you’ll gain positivity in the mood with a balanced body trend.

Yoga can regulate your nervous system and manage your mood and general outlook towards life. It can even turn on your self-esteem and make you feel great about your physical appearance and body strength.

This all is required for the people battling with cancer.

• Associate with yoga community

It is really difficult to cope up with cancer for the patient and their loved ones.

The support of family members and yoga community can boost up the mental state to understand what you’re going through. It provides a sense of security and boosts the immune system to fight cancer in the best way.

Taking the help of yoga gurus thus will certainly help you in curing cancer off its roots.

Yoga is the biggest stress buster. Practice it at home or go to a class for getting the calming effects! It can help you in physical and emotional ways to balance your mind and body.

Sharing the knowledge can help anyone who is suffering from the fatal diseases like cancer.

Daily yoga sessions can be affirming for cancer patients, survivors or the supporters of the people battling for their loved ones.

Hoping that God gives the power to all the cancer patients in the universe to deal with the tough times..!!


Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar

Sumedha has IT background and has the inclination towards Yoga, Reiki and Naturopathy. She has always intended to give the best to humanity in whichever way she can. She believes that positive approach in life and faith in anything can lead you towards a better living. Her proclivity in the world of meditation has made her choose a different path from her academics. You can reach her directly on the email ID