Year: 2015

practice, thoughts and musings

On death

Now, there really isn’t anything radically wrong with being sick or with dying.  Who said you’re supposed to survive?Who gave you the idea that it’s a gas to go on and on and on? And we can’t say that’s it’s a good thing  for everything to go on living, from the very simple demonstration that […]

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PMPS: Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Introduction   Among breast cancer patients, a common complaint is numbness or tingling in the upper-inner arm.  This is called neuropathy and is often down to damage to one particular nerve:  the intercostobrachial nerve. ICBN The intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN) is connected to the brachial plexus and innervates the axilla, medial arm and anterior chest wall. […]

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Yoga therapy for the pericardium

Radiation therapy (RT) has improved life expectancy for many cancer patients.   However, it is well known that RT has long-lasting side effects that can range from mild to severe. Breast cancer patients treated with RT are at risk of damage to any of the structures near to the breast.  This includes the heart, lungs, […]

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Yoga and the Endocrine System – Peace in the poses

The practice of Hatha Yoga uses postures, breath and mental focus to bring about peace.  By peace, we refer to the physical peace derived from flexible muscle and joints, free of pain, good quality sleep, proper oxygenation brought about by correct breathing and mental restfulness, a state of alert calm, wakeful quiet. There are scientific […]

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A few links about yoga and breast cancer

I am out of town, so will just offer a brief Sunday update of a few links: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/yoga-reduces-fatigue-inflammation-breast-cancer-survivors-1434126 http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/health_benefits_of_yoga_explained#breastcancer http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/poses-for-breast-cancer-survivors/ http://www.lbbc.org/Learning-From-Others/Ask-the-Expert/2014-03-Yoga-and-Breast-Cancer Happy reading!