www.kdham.com/cancerCancer and Yoga Postures
Yoga Postures                      Stress                    (Disease) Yoga                              Calmness         ...
Inter-DependencyStretching of the muscles and joints activates parasympatheticnervous system = relaxation response in the ...
Yoga Postures - AsanasPostures stretch muscles and ligaments:  Activate parasympathetic system - relaxation  Postures are ...
Yoga Postures TransformRegular practice over 6 months transforms one’s physical, psychological,mental and spiritual state:...
Yoga Postures TransformPsychological:  Positive changes in personality  Changes in outlook towards life  Relaxed way of be...
Yoga Postures TransformMental:Ability to control the functioning of the mind with cortex dominanceCortex (intellect) takes...
Yoga Postures TransformSpiritual   Improvement in awareness and consciousness   Sense of peace and joy   Changed sense of ...
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How yoga asanas benefit people who have been through chemo-therapy.

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    1. 1. www.kdham.com/cancerCancer and Yoga Postures
    2. 2. Yoga Postures Stress (Disease) Yoga Calmness CalmnessPostures of the Mind of the MindMuscle Stretching www.kdham.com/cancer
    3. 3. Inter-DependencyStretching of the muscles and joints activates parasympatheticnervous system = relaxation response in the psycho-physiologicalsystemsWhen mind is relaxed, breath slows down and body self healingmechanism is activated. www.kdham.com/cancer
    4. 4. Yoga Postures - AsanasPostures stretch muscles and ligaments: Activate parasympathetic system - relaxation Postures are modified according to type of cancer to heal affected areas after operation Tone the muscles, improves blood circulation Increase efficiency of muscles Activate/balance the glands and hormonal system Activate lymphatic system Tone cardio-vascular system Stabilizes metabolic rate Correction of body posture Structural changes in the functioning of the mind
    5. 5. Yoga Postures TransformRegular practice over 6 months transforms one’s physical, psychological,mental and spiritual state:Physical: Physical changes to the functioning of the brain Physical changes to all the systems of the body Increased tone of muscles Rejuvenation of cells and organs Decreased fatigue Increased flexibility and endurance Increased respiratory efficiency Increased vigor Induced self-healing of the body www.kdham.com/cancer
    6. 6. Yoga Postures TransformPsychological: Positive changes in personality Changes in outlook towards life Relaxed way of being Better sleep Change of habits, beliefs and behavior Behavior based on thoughtful action instead of emotional reaction Moods like depression is significantly reduced www.kdham.com/cancer
    7. 7. Yoga Postures TransformMental:Ability to control the functioning of the mind with cortex dominanceCortex (intellect) takes over from limbic brain (emotions) themanagement of cerebellum (controlling muscle functions) – resultsin calmness and peace of mindReduced negative or dysfunctional thoughts and ruminationRelaxed and quiet mindPrevailing acceptance and tolerance www.kdham.com/cancer
    8. 8. Yoga Postures TransformSpiritual Improvement in awareness and consciousness Sense of peace and joy Changed sense of self identity Induced meditative/contemplative states Sense of purpose in life Subtle energy optimization www.kdham.com/cancer
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