How can yoga cure breast cancer

A student (married, four children, employed) with us in the yoga teacher training was in the hospital for the last few weeks? I just spoke to her on the phone.
At first there was a suspicion of an intestinal obstruction, followed by an emergency operation in which it was found that there are many metastases in the intestine and on the intestine in the abdominal cavity. Some were removed, but others on the lymph nodes and near the abdominal aorta could not be removed.
In a second operation, a chemoport has now been placed and now she is waiting at home for the exact diagnosis, i.e. which type of cancer it is. Then the
Start chemotherapy.
She would like to continue practicing yoga and, if possible, attend a yoga teacher training course before and between chemo.
Since I have no cancer experience at all, I would like to ask for your support, as you have had some seminars on this topic lately and I am sure that there were also those affected?

ANSWER from Mahashakti:

Om om om
om namah Shivaya,
that's a bad story. Please read this here and pass it on to her:
In any case, she should meditate and practice pranayama as much as possible. Things that move the stomach a lot should be avoided (ask a doctor!).
By that I mean Agni Sara & Co. They can promote the formation of metastases, as is also assumed by massages. The most important practices are meditation and pranayama, adapted to the personal possibilities. Asanas are also important, but clearly come after, depending on your physical condition.
Lt. Sw. Satyananda Saraswati begins healing at the moment when the practitioner truly realizes that he does not really need the body. It is a purely spiritual process that leads to healing. Mental processes are believed to be the main cause of cancer. To achieve this liberation, several hours of meditation and pranayama practice per day are required from the first day. They let their patients meditate for five to six hours a day, plus the same amount of pranyama and as much asana as they can then. In addition, kriyas, fasting and then strictly satiated food, very simple and natural.
Cancer tumors are storage sites for toxins that the body does not know where to go. That means cleaning according to all the rules of the art is the order of the day.
Good healing food for cancer is described in Müller-Burzler "Methuselah Nutrition", Franz Konz "Urkost", Galina Schatalova "We eat ourselves to death" and her follow-up book. There is interesting information on all three authors on the Internet.
If your participant still has enough strength, then she can try to practice Pranayama according to the rules of Hatha Yoga Pradipika. That is three to four exercise blocks per day (morning, noon, afternoon and evening), each with:
- 15 'Kapalabhati
- at least 30 'alternating breathing (increase slowly up to 2 hours or whatever is possible)
- 3-5 rounds of Bhastrika (25-30 repetitions per round)
- 20 rounds of ujjayi with bandhas
- 20 rounds of Surya Bheda with bandhas
- 2 x 6 rounds of Maha Mudra with bandhas
- 5 'Khechari Mudra
- as long as Viparita Karani with light visualization is necessary to harmonize the energies. So definitely longer than just a few minutes.
Such an intensive program must of course be built up slowly over several weeks if she has practiced little or no pranayama so far. In return, she can meditate and sing more at the beginning. Singing has also saved many and is, in a way, pranayama.
A program comparable to the one above is said to have saved a cancer patient at an advanced stage. Unfortunately, this case is not documented and further details are not known. But I can well imagine that this helps, because it has a very strong cleansing effect, lifts the prana and activates the metabolism and the immune system. Cancer cells don't like any of that. As long as there is sufficient strength, this can easily be practiced to the full extent accompanying conventional medical therapy. The program must be adapted later.

I wish you both all that you need now and your participant a lot of strength and love and get well soon. Please keep me up to date on what's going to happen. I am happy to answer any further questions.

Om Shanti
Kind regards

Dear Mahashakti,
I am currently doing the two-year yoga teacher training at Hirdaya in Koblenz.

A few weeks ago, a 36-year-old mother of two little boys (one year and four years old) in my circle of friends fell ill with colon cancer. Your chances are not particularly good from a medical point of view. But she has a strong will and does not want to let the disease get her down. It is her firm intention to deal with cancer.

I help her through many relaxation exercises, meditations and breathing exercises. I'm not sure which asanas I can practice with her. I would be very happy if you could get in touch to give me some tips.

ANSWER from Mahashakti:
thanks for your mail. What you are describing is a difficult situation.

The program you practice with her is a very good approach. The aim of the practice must be to stabilize the inner world, mind and emotions, and to make the participant as happy as she possibly can. A lucky person simply has better chances in such situations ...

a) because the immune system is then better off and
b) because then the world does not appear so gray and bleak.

Pranayama is an effective purification process - i.e. acids are very effectively excreted through breathing and the blood cleansed - and supplies the body with oxygen. Cancer does not grow in a basic and well oxygenated environment. i.e. Pranayama deprives cancer of its livelihood.

Meditation and relaxation support this process and help to process emerging impurities on all levels. Sukadev once told us about a woman with cancer that no one could help. She had nothing more to lose and decided to practice Pranayama very intensely, as described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. And it worked - she got rid of her cancer. Unfortunately, this case has not been officially documented anywhere and is therefore not verifiable. After everything I have experienced and learned with Pranayama so far, I can already imagine that it could have gone that way. But you just don't know.

Pranayama according to the guidelines of the HYP means the following program per session:

3-5 rounds of kapalabhati,
40 rounds of alternating breathing (with a suitable rhythm it can take 1 hour on its own),
3-5 rounds of Bhastrika,
10 Rd Ujjayi,
10 Rd Surya Bheda,
10 min MahaMudra,
5 min Viparita Karani,
5 min Khechari Mudra and then
30 min meditation (or shorter meditation + relaxation.)

Depending on the breathing rhythm, this is a program lasting two to three hours. It can easily be brought to four hours with additional practice.

This program is practiced four times a day: morning, morning, afternoon, and evening. So there are plenty of hours together. A (relative) beginner who initially practices everything rather gently and for a shorter period of time will get to 1-1.5 hours per session. As you can see it is an extremely intensive program and whoever wants to do it needs a lot of willpower and perseverance - not to mention the time. Still: Pranayama is the best she can do in this situation. Even if she just does some of it, it will make her stronger.

Asanas are a difficult subject. Since it is the intestine, one would think that the asanas described in the series "Yoga for the stomach" are good. It also deals with digestive problems, among other things. Unfortunately, the massive pressure on the abdomen that is being worked with may stimulate the cancer to metastasize. So only very gentle asanas can be practiced. There are a number of "Yoga for Cancer" that you can take inspiration from. It was developed for a group of women with breast cancer.

It is best to coordinate the exercises with the attending physician before starting the exercise. So give her an expression so that she can clarify it with him.

You can find the exercise series here: / Category: Exercise series - Metabolism - Immune system or directly here:

Another note: There are people who trust the power of wild herbs a lot and who report how they have healed themselves from cancer with them. You have switched to raw vegetables with a very high proportion of wild herbs. That brought the body to where it could heal itself. You can find reports about this, for example, from Franz Konz - in his "Urkost" book. His info page:

There is also someone here who has cured himself of cancer with the help of wild herbs:

Another way of using herbs that are not used as food but as medicine is described by Maria Treben: Herbs from God's pharmacy. Starting on page 176, it describes a colon cancer cure that consists of several components: Swedish herbs, calamus root tea and others. She is also said to have helped many people. You can get the ingredients in a good herbalist or pharmacy.

Perhaps your participant would like to try some of these things. It won't hurt, I think. I think it is advisable to consult the doctor.

I wish you a lot of light and strength on your way.

Om Shanti
Kind regards