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Yoga Asanas For Healthy Breasts & To Prevent Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases that women fear the most. The very word brings about a chill and leaves one speculating on what will happen next. So, women, if you want to keep your breasts healthy and prevent the risk of breast cancer, then there are a few yoga asanas that are actually helpful.

One of the worst parts about breast cancer is that it does not have any clear symptoms at the initial stage. It is only when the problem gets a little worse, one gets to see significant signs and symptoms.

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As it is widely said that prevention is better than cure, there are certain yoga asanas that help to keep the breasts healthy and help to prevent breast cancer.

It is the lymphatic system in the body that helps in maintaining one's breast health. It is this system that keeps the harmful substances from affecting the breasts and maintains the flow of blood to the breast cells. A few yoga asanas have been very helpful in maintaining the circulation of blood and in maintaining breast health.

A few of these yoga asanas are here. Take a look.


1. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Step-by-step procedure to perform Dhanurasana :

a. Lie down with your stomach pressed against the floor. The arms should be relaxed and placed on either sides.

b. Slowly fold your knees and hold your ankles with your hands.

c. Take a deep breath and then lift your chest. Pull your legs up with your hands.

d. Your body should look like a bow.

e. Keep taking deep breaths and hold on to the position for a few seconds and then get back.


2. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Step-by-step procedure to perform Bhujangasana:

a. Lie down on the floor with your stomach against the floor.

b. Take a deep breath and then slowly raise your torso keeping your lower body to the floor.

c. Raise your head up and then breathe out.

d. Hold on to the position for about 1-2 minutes.

e. Repeat it for about 8-10 times.


3. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Step-by-step procedure to perform Trikonasana:

a. Stand with your feet apart, your arms by your sides and your toes facing against you.

b. Slowly raise your arms to the shoulder height and your palms facing the floor.

c. After a deep breath touch your right foot with your right fingertip. At the same time see to it that the left palm is facing right up towards the roof.

d. Slightly bend your head down towards the body.

e. Remain in the position for a minute. Repeat the same on the other side.

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Story first published: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 7:30 [IST]
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