According to stastics, 1 out of 20 women are breast cancer survivors or are in the middle of dealing with this breast disorder. Breast cancer symptoms vary extensively — from lumps to swelling of the breasts to changes in the skin on breasts — and many breast cancer sufferers, at times, have no obvious symptoms at all. So the question is – how to prevent breast cancer? Other than altering your lifestyle and limiting your alcohol intake and staying physically active, there are a few yoga asanas which will keep your breasts happy and healthy!
Breast health is sustained by the body's lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps in keeping potentially harmful substances at bay and ensures a clean flow of blood to the breast cells and tissues by fighting infections. And yoga, by maintaining coordination between breathing and movements, helps in circulation of blood and supplies vital energy all through the lymphatic system.
In the diagonal stretch asana, the lymphatic system is set in motion by energetic movement and powerful breathing.
This asana is similar to a martial arts exercise. The 'snapping back' movement in the asana helps in activating the lymph and breast tissues.
This asana ups the flow of energy to all parts of the body.
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