Yoga Benefits and Cancer Patients

by Maggie on March 10, 2016

Yoga Benefits and Cancer Patients

I am a Cancer Survivor and fully understand that Yoga Benefits and Cancer patients go together, let me explain.

Yoga And Cancer Survivors

Once I came out of hospital I knew I had to get stronger and strengthen my core. Plus I knew I must stretch out my adhesions and scar tissue on the inside that would arise when healing and scar lines on the outside in order for them to become more flexible.

Two massive operations in less than 12 months had left me stiff, sore and unable to do certain things. I did not want my body to “set”. I wanted to get on the floor with my grandchildren, garden, bend and stretch as normal.

Also part of what they took in my second operation was my posterior diaphragm. This not only helps us breath it helps us lift. So I was told I was not allowed to lift anything over 5kg (11 ½ lbs.) ever again. So my back and arms muscles needed to be strengthened. Also what I found scary was I tried to walk up a few stairs and just couldn’t do it. My back and left hip wouldn’t let me plus I found I became breathless as my left lung was not working correctly. Action was needed!

 Yoga And Cancer Survivors

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I decided to work with a specialist yoga teacher on a one on one basis. I am so grateful to her, without her I wouldn’t be doing the things I am doing now. It was hard work, she was tough but gentle and I felt secure that with her knowledge and direction and my dedication to working on my body daily, I would improve.

I started doing chair Yoga and practiced everyday what I was taught in my lessons and slowly but surely my body strengthened in all areas and my posture improved.

I only went as far as my body allowed in each session but little by little I could do more. One thing I did notice very quickly was I developed not only physical but mental strength as well.

People of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities can do yoga and my teacher adapted it to suit my capabilities. Yoga stretches and exercises are designed to increase your strength and durability and get you in touch with your body. A big part of yoga is the focused and centred breathing techniques, which I desperately needed. These breathing techniques helped me open up my lungs especially my left lung and after a few weeks I felt incredible benefits.

For those with cancer or cancer survivors it is so important to do yoga as part of your recovery program as it will help you boost your energy, build flexibility, strength, and more important a range of motions. It also helps restore bone loss, muscular strength, circulation, digestion and importantly your lymphatic flow.

 

Yoga DVD’s for Cancer Patients

Many of you may not be in a position to be able to find a one on one Yoga Teacher, or physically be able to drive or catch public transport to attend sessions. If this is the case, I Have Found the SOLUTION Yoga DVD’s for cancer patients.

ALL of these DVD’s have programs designed specifically for someone going through cancer treatment or recovery

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Healing Yoga for CancerHealing Yoga for CancerYoga for Cancer RecoveryYoga for Cancer RecoveryGentle Yoga for Recovery & BeyondGentle Yoga for Recovery & BeyondGentle Restorative Yoga With Diana RossGentle Restorative Yoga With Diana RossGentle Flowing Yoga For Breast Health, Breast Cancer Related Fatigue & Lymphedema ManagementGentle Flowing Yoga For Breast Health, Breast Cancer Related Fatigue & Lymphedema ManagementYoga for Cancer: A Guide to Managing Side Effects, Boosting Immunity, and Improving Recovery for Cancer SurvivorsYoga for Cancer: A Guide to Managing Side Effects, Boosting Immunity, and Improving Recovery for Cancer SurvivorsGentle Yoga for Cancer Patients: Reconnecting Body, Mind and SpiritGentle Yoga for Cancer Patients: Reconnecting Body, Mind and SpiritFor Patients and Survivors - Thriving YogaFor Patients and Survivors – Thriving YogaGentle Yoga for Cancer Patients and People Living with Chronic Illness..Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients and People Living with Chronic Illness..

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I wish for you a FULL RECOVERY, ongoing health, happiness, Love and Light.

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Barry Richardson March 11, 2016 at 12:56 am

I had no idea that yoga could be included in cancer recovery treatment. Thank you for explaining this!

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