Cancer rules the breasts, breastbone, stomach, digestive system, lower ribs, womb and pancreas.
Prana vayu : samana // Ayurvedic dosha : kapha
Meditation : ajna (third eye chakra)
Pranayama: uddiyana bandha / nauli
Uddiyana bandha and nauli breath should always be performed on empty stomach, bladder and bowels first thing in the morning, and never during menstruation. These are powerful pranayama for digestive regulation. By drawing the visceral organs up into the chest cavity at the end of an exhale, the organs are massaged and detoxified as new blood flow is generated. Nauli is the next step after uddiyana is mastered – this is the “wave” motion that can be coaxed from the abdominal wall while uddiyana is performed. Performing these pranayama without proper technique is dangerous, so I humbly refer any curious kitties to live lessons with your yoga instructor. For those yogis who are especially thin, these exercises may be painful at first and you may experience the sensation of organs slipping and sliding over one another – this is normal. Perform in both a seated position and in utkata konasana (goddess pose), hands resting on inner thighs, back rounded while holding. Practice no more than 5 times a day.