Feb 21, 2019
CURING CANCER WITH YOGA?
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Yoga for Cancer
A lady who once did yoga with me approached me again for a series of daily private one-on-one practice during her entire stay in Chiang Mai. Apparently, she liked my yogic philosophy entailing asanas, calisthenics, pranayama, meditation and Thai massage. But in our conversation, she also intimated that she has cancer and was hoping that my brand of yoga would supplement her treatment. I lost my Mom from that same cancer she's afflicted with. Hearing that changed my game plan.
Can Yoga Cure Cancer?
That was my question to my yoga teacher then. His answer was interesting. He said that in theory, there is no disease that yoga cannot cure. How is that? He said that an illness occurs when energy (prana, chi, etc.) within our body is blocked. Through yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation, those energy blockages could be cleared, paving way for the flow of prana. This would essentially cure the disease - cancer included. From a yogic standpoint, it made sense to me.
Can I Cure Cancer with Yoga?
I don't know. I haven't tried and I am not making such a tall claim and neither do I package myself as a cancer cure provider.
But, if I had cancer, I will attempt to cure it with yoga and everything else I know about health, the body, meditation, breath, visualization, intention, etc. Either I cure myself of cancer or I die with it - no medication, no doctors, no chemo, no radiation, no hospitals. That has always been my position about every other diseases/injury out there - including a failed cliff dive where I took resolve in finding a cave to self-cure myself or not come out at all. I will rely entire on my body's healing abilities and the grace of my universe (which hasn't failed me in the many years I'd been living life on the open road reliant on its benevolence).
With my system (yoga, calisthenics, cardio-workout, pranayama, meditation) I remain strong, nimble, disease free, medication free and even my ageing process seems to be slower than most. The cancer program that I would apply to myself would be exactly how I would conduct my yoga session with her - best efforts, but of course, no guarantees whatsoever. She didn't come to me for a cure - but somehow, I've made that my mandate.
Intention, Mindfulness and Gratitude
I will be aided by a newfound discovery. All my adult life, I couldn't eat food with chili. My system simply rejected it. I've tried many ways to go around this problem but failed. But 2 weeks ago, I employed a new way of approaching the problem - no drugs of any kind though. Just intention, mindfulness and gratitude at a meditative level and lots of visualization on palming. True enough, after a bout of ambush-chili in my food a few consecutive times, I didn't feel its nasty effect. It's as if I never had that problem. This new realization will be added ammunition in my fight against cancer.
I will also be utilizing fact-known cancer fighters in this treatment process.
- alkaline environment - cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline environment. This means only alkaline water and alkaline foods.
- laughter - I once read up on a man who survived cancer by watching comedy all day. He laughed his cure out of cancer. This makes sense to me. A happy person has a vibrant immune system. A miserable person invites the misery around him...his entire being is miserable and unlikely to function at an optimum level.
- no meat - cancer cells feed on meat. Without meat, they are starved. Strictly a vegetarian routine from here on.
- more - if you are reading this and have stumbled-upon a cancer fighting idea, please, I would like to add that to this.
I've only done three sessions with her before she left Chiang Mai back to her home country. I'm afraid that won't be enough for any discernible improvement. Still, as of this writing, I'm going over several cancer resources I've stumbled upon to help me in developing a program that might prove effective in stopping this dreaded disease or at least to keep it in check. Yoga is one medication-free crusade I'm willing to launch against cancer.
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Blogs about Cancer
- Curing Cancer with Yoga? Feb 21, 2019
- A Cure for Cancer? Jul 13, 2014
- Chavez's Death...Inoculated Cancer? Apr 7, 2013
Cancer Related Links:
- The Doctor Who Found The Cause Of Cancer Wrote A Book On How To Cure It - Nobel Prize winner Doctor Otto Heinrich Warburg discovered the cause of cancer. He also wrote a book, "Cancer: Its Cause and Its Cure". He states that no disease including cancer can exist in an alkaline environment.
- Cancer: The Forbidden Cures - how the established medical industry has been suppressing known cancer cures through the use of harassment, libel and malicious media campaign
- Dying To Have Known - a filmmaker's 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy - a long-suppressed natural cancer cure
- Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime - a former coal miner's family herbal recipe that cured cancer patients starting in 1924 and the constant battle against organized medicine that wanted to put him down
- The Gerson Miracle - analyzes the Gerson Therapy, using the restorative forces of our own immune system to recover our health without expensive, toxic or mutilating treatments
(Feb 22, 2019) So do I believe in it completely.. do let me know Gigit whenever u r back in Delhi .. will do one session with u 🙏
(Feb 22, 2019) You are an amazing soul! Thank you for sharing 🙏
(Feb 22, 2019) Good luck, Git.. I really don't think one can cure cancer with yoga, but it's a good supplement for sure..❤
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai International Airport
Nong Buak Hard Park - free yoga classes daily
Arun Dara Villa - 7 exclusive rooms, 1 swimming pool for every room, grand opening
Nawa Sheeva Hotel - big rooms, high ceiling, salt-water pool, restaurant, cafe
Nawa Saraan Hotel - low density (4 spacious rooms), stone garden setting, Koi fish pond, Old City location
La Pizza Chiang Mai - Italian pizza, pasta, wine, dessert, coffee
Natural Bird Nest by Burapa - authentic bird's nest soup
ITM - International Training Massage School - Chiang Mai's most prestigious massage school
Float Chiang Mai - sensory deprivation float pod
Zira Spa - upscale authentic Thai massage and spa treatment
Tawan Bike - motorcycle rental | +66 91 635 2863 | Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200
Top Thailand Adventure Tour - bicycle rental
Chiang Mai FYI / Tips
- crop-burning season in Chiang Mai is between late Feb to early April. But laws change everytime. This year, 2019, there is a 61-day ban on burning so the farmers started burning early. When my plane was approaching Chiang Mai on Jan 24, 2019, there was already a thick blanket of smog covering the entire city (and beyond). But within the city itself, you won't feel it (but that doesn't mean the air is healthy). To monitor air conditions in real time, refer to site: Chiang Mai Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)
- hot season begins March and lasts until June
- wet season begins July and lasts until September
- best time to visit Chiang Mai is mid-September to mid-February
- visit Chiang Mai between October and April - best time, without the monsoon rains
- you have to try Khao Soi, this is north Thailand's culinary staple
- the tourist area where most of the hotels, restaurants, ticket offices, tour operators are, is located in the Old City
- to exchange your dollars to Thai Baht, the Super Rich Money Exchange give the best rates. There are many branches scattered around Chiang Mai
- get a red cab (songthao) outside the train station for Baht 50 (instead of paying B100 if inside the train station) to Old City - if you haggle nicely enough...I did!
- shared red taxi (songthao) - B30 standard fare plying all over Old City
- for only B50/day, best to rent a bike to go around the Old City - it's a 2.5km2 with lots to discover
- FREE daily yoga classes from 9:00am to 10:15am at Nong Buak Hard Park (southwest corner of Old City). Resident and passing-through teachers take turns conducting yoga classes.
Blues/Jazz Bars in Chiang Mai
- North Gate Pub - at Chang Phueg Gate, great Tuesday jam session, Blues on Sundays by the 11pm band
- Road House - in front of Porn Ping Hotel
- Boy Blues Bar - at the Night Bazaar
Chiang Mai Cost Index
- B60 Chiang beer
- B250 1 hour drop-in yoga session
- B200 one hour Thai body massage at WAYA Massage (highly recommended)
- B50 noodle soup with meat
- B50 coffee
- B40 pad thai
- B30/kilo wash-only laundry
- B50/kilo wash+iron laundry
- B100-150 dorm bed/night
- B250 fan room/night
- B30 internet cafe/hour
- B170-190 Movies Sat-Sun and public holidays
- B130-150 Movies weekdays
- B100 Movies Wednesdays (movie discount day)
- B750 1/2 day Thai cooking lessons
- B900-1000 1 full day Thai cooking lessons
- B400 Muay Thai boxing ticket
- B2500 starting room rate at the luxury hotel, Nawa Sheeva (highly recommended)
- B450 bus, Chiang Mai to Bangkok
- B160-180 bus, Chiang Mai to Pai
- B1250 bus, Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
- B1650 slow boat, Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
- B210 bus, Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, 3-4 hours
- B360 Green VIP bus, Chiang Mai to Mae Sai (Thai border town for visa run to Tachileik, Myanmar)
- B50 bicycle rental, 24 hours
- B200 motorbike rental, 24 hours
- B273 #51 sleeping train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
- B638 #7 a/c train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
- B50 red taxi fare from point to point
- B100 red taxi fare from train terminal to city
- B2000 full day elephant sanctuary
- B750 Chiang Rai one-day tour
- B1500 mountain biking scenic ride
How to Get to Chiang Mai from Bangkok by Train from Bang Sue Train Station
For more train info: Bangkok to Chiang Mai trains - departing from Hua Lamphong - MRT (Bangkok)
(I'm using Bang Sue as a starting point because I was closer to it, but you may be closer to the Hua Lamphong station)
- take the MRT train to Bang Sue Station. Take the #1 Exit to the north provincial trains
- Proceed to Counter 2. You will see an information booth, a train schedule chart and the ticket counter. Choose the train and pay at the ticket counter.
- daily train schedule:
- 8:48am - #7 Train, arrive Chiang Mai 7:30pm, not sleeper, B638
- 2:06pm - #109 Train, arrive Chiang Mai 4:05am, sleeper
- 6:31pm - #9 Premium Train, arrive Chiang Mai 7:15am, sleeper, B938 upper deck, B1038 lower deck
- 7:56pm - #13 Train, arrive Chiang Mai 8:40am, sleeper, B768 upper deck, B838 lower deck
- 10:22pm - #51 Train, arrive Chiang Mai 12:10pm, sleeper, 3rd class B270 (non sleeper), 2nd class B438, B728 upper deck, B798 lower deck
Chiangmai Blogs by TheLoneRider
- Movie Review: Captain Marvel (2019) Mar 19, 2019
- Being the Soul of Nawa Saraan Hotel Mar 18, 2019
- Peoplescape of Chiang Mai Jan 24 - Mar 13, 2019
- Movie Review: Vox Lux (2018) Mar 2, 2019
- Movie Review: The Favourite (2018) Feb 25, 2019
- Curing Cancer with Yoga? Feb 21, 2019
- Movie Review: Alita Battle Angel Feb 19, 2019
- International Training Massage School (ITM): Level 1 Feb 11-15, 2019
- Movie Review: Spider-Man - Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Feb 3, 2018
- Movie Review: Green Book Jan 30, 2019
- Meditation in a Sensory Deprivation Tank at Float Chiang Mai Jan 29, 2019
- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Jan 27, 2019
- Movie Review: Aquaman Jan 26, 2019
- Reiki Share at the Mastermind Brain Spa Jan 26, 2019
- Resuming Life in Chiang Mai Jan 24, 2019
- 4 Days in Chiang Mai at Nawa Saraan Hotel Jan 2-6, 2019
- Mike Chong Aug 8, 2018
- An Intimate Conversation with my Universe in Chiang Mai Aug 8, 2018
- Kneaded and Pampered at Zira Spa Aug 4, 2018
- Savoring a Baht 3,500 Birds Nest Soup at Natural Bird Nest by Burapa Aug 3, 2018
- Yoga Exploration at The Yoga Tree with Gernot Aug 1, 2018
- Yoga In The Park - Chiang Mai July 31, 2018
- Yoga with Adam at Hidden House Yoga, Chiang Mai July 29, 2018
- 2 Weeks in Chiang Mai July 25 - Aug 7, 2018
- A First Timer in Chiang Mai Apr 9-23, 2016
- Dance Mandala in Chiang Mai at The Yoga Tree Apr 19, 2016
- Songkran Waterfight Festival in Chiang Mai Apr 13-15, 2016
- Border Crossing from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Bangkok (Thailand) to Chiang Mai April 9-10, 2016
General Travel Tips
- avoiding scams - as a general rule, I ignore the touts or anyone I don't know who call out to me. The calling comes in many forms - "Hi! Where are you from?", "Excuse me! Excuse me!", "Where are you going?". I don't look them in the eye and I remain non-verbal with them. If you reply to them, you just gave them an 'in' to hound you. In order not to look rude, I smile and wave the 'not interested' hand to them, without looking at them.
- power bank - hand-carry your power bank. Do not check it in. You can be called in when you are already inside the plane to go all the way to the loading dock so you can personally remove the power bank...and chances are, you'll have to surrender it to them. And you might delay the plane departure!
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