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Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021): Volume 3, Issue 1, Year 2021
Articles

Meditation to Mediate Emotional Swings of Breast Cancer Survivors

Akila S
Department of Physical Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore- 641046, Tamil Nadu, India.
Priyadharsni P
Department of Physical Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore- 641046, Tamil Nadu, India.
Charu Nivedita M
Department of Physical Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore- 641046, Tamil Nadu, India.
Thilagavathi Shanmuga Sundaram
Tamil Teacher (Retired), Corporation Girls High School, Coimbatore- 641002, Tamil Nadu, India.

Published 2021-01-10

Keywords

  • Breast Cancer,
  • Women,
  • Yoga

How to Cite

S, A., P, P., M, C. N., & Shanmuga Sundaram, T. (2021). Meditation to Mediate Emotional Swings of Breast Cancer Survivors. International Research Journal of Tamil, 3(1), 140-148. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt21115

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Abstract

Cancer has gradually occupied a bigger space in mortality count. It’s reported that every four minutes a person is affected by cancer. Women had taken over men; mainly 1 in 30 women are affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer has cancer. Breast cancer has a great impact on emotional & social perspectives. More than an organ it’s a symbol of beauty and motherhood. In Ancient Tamil literatures, mainly sanga literatures at many instances poets have glorified the beauty of women, donating breast, hair, waist line & motherhood. Though difficult we still can survive with one kidney, one eye, leg and hand but in breast cancer it is tragedy. The pain of hair due to chemotherapy, losing a breast and beauty seems to be higher than pain caused by the disease. They undergo a lot of mood swings and emotional imbalances, to build in resilience and to enhance their livelihood meditation. Yoga helps than to beat over fatigue. It also helps manage the side effects of cancer treatment and helps manage the emotional add-ons such us mental fatigue, depression. Yoga is mainly recommended for the psycho-social wellbeing along with family counselling. The yogic package mainly had pranayama practice, meditation and few asanas. Regular practice if continued by breast cancer survivor even after the cancer cure will have lifelong benefits. The purpose of writing this article is to create awareness among women of my own motherland-Tamil Nadu to stay conscious and undergo regular screening as women are the true lights of our nation.

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