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 […]
Here is a nice shoulder sequence. Not all the arm balances are advisable for breast cancer survivors, but by paying attention to the modifications that are possible in each pose (eg: not raising the arms as high, not extending the shoulders as much, doing more dynamic work and less static), you will benefit for the […]
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. […]
In my last post, I described the pericardium and offered some information about how it may be affected in breast cancer survivors. Here are a few suggestions for sequences that could go into your own yoga sequence and help focus it on the diaphragm/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, […]
Why practise? It is well and good to analyse the physiological and anatomical reasons for practising hatha yoga. It is well and good to tell you why you ought to practise and what you ought to do. Yet, there is another way to saying the same thing and it is much simpler. Dear reader, happened […]
Just a quick post today, I’m afraid. A couple of events in the past few days: Ontario, Canada: http://www.chch.com/breast-cancer-yoga/ Philadelphia, USA: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sportsdoc/Yoga-On-The-Steps-Your-Love-Story.html Peace and love.
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 […]
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!