Yoga Support during Breast Cancer

Yoga is an excellent tool for stress reduction as it activates the relaxation response, and this is one of the main reasons yoga is so popular with cancer patients and/or survivors. While in the treatments, a gentle practice is necessary to avoid injury, discomfort and harm. However, not only a gentle practice is necessary, also a more active one has benefits, as suggested by the American Cancer assoc. of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week to keep a survivors immune system strong.

Tari Prinster (Yoga teacher for cancer)

My Yoga Programs in the Forum Wolfgarten

These yoga programs have evolved through my personal experiences of working with women with breast cancer, women in different phases of their lives, and women whose aim it is to maintain good health.
Each person who comes to the yoga mat is different, not only in their illness but also in there body constitution, personality, mental and emotional state.
Each ones body will respond or react slightly differently, or occasionally very differently, to the same treatments being administered in the cancer recovery process.
This means that within the realms of a defined yoga program, there is still the possibility to adjust a sequence or poses depending on what the clients need.

Dulcamara

Yoga is a researched and proven method of supporting breast cancer patients during and after their treatments, primarily focusing on:

  • Boosting the immune system by activating the relaxation response
  • Conscious relaxation through breathing and restorative yoga practices
  • Strengthening muscles & bones through a stronger more active yoga practice
  • Soft supported stretches through Yin Yoga helps heal scar tissue, & supports joint sites
  • Using the body as a jump-off point to access and process the body-mind-emotion(feeling) connection - encouraging flexibility in body and mind
  • Supporting a stable state of mind through simple mindfulness practices
  • Self-empowerment and self-care through the treatment process, as well as feeling empowered to support their own recovery and remission in a safe environment
  • Using the yoga practice as a tool to support the healing process
  • Basic pain management through focused breathing, relaxation and positive image creation.

Yoga during Cancer Treatment

This 6-week Yoga Program is specifically designed to support a small group of women while going through their cancer treatment.

Dates: 26th May - 7th July
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

More Team Members

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Movement and strengthening
with Rüdiger Bülow

www.training-is-personal.de
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Prevention courses
with Indira Busse

www.yoga-indira.de
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For more details please contact Forum Wolfgarten or contact me directly

www.forum-wolfgarten.de/

Support our NGO "Lucky beans e.V."

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Seva project

In Yoga, SEVA (Say-va) is a Sanskrit word for service - how can we serve others and give back to society. Through my yoga practice and teaching, I aim to give back to my childhood community in a small and meaningful way. Since I grew up in South Africa, this is where my heart lies in an attempt to empower young children in the Lidgetton community where it is often challenging to have hope and see the light. Our small Angel Ruth’s Soup Kitchen is a space where the children can go for a warm meal, as well as to a space where they know they are safe and cared for, can play freely and learn.

I offer a percentage of my teaching earnings back into this community, knowing that is is well used and goes directly to the source. To support the growing needs in the Lidgetton community, we set-up Lucky Beans e.V. in Germany in 2015. Through our charity status we are able to offer the possibility of EU citizens receiving a tax reclamation from any donation you may wish to make.

More details @ www.luckybeans.eu

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