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