Month: June 2015

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 Read More

A Summer Sequence for Strong Shoulders- *FREE* Printable Download

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 Read More

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. Read More

Practical stuff for the pericardium

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 Read More

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, Read More