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Get on your mat! Yoga to ease the symptoms of menopause

I came across this article about the benefits of yoga for peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women.  I just had to share! The study was done by researchers in Germany,  and examined groups of women in the USA, India, Brazil, China, South Korea and Germany.  What is really interesting about the breadth of the study groups is […]

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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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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!

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Yoga vs Pilates: What's the difference?

“Should I do yoga or Pilates?” I hear this question a lot.  As a yoga teacher, I am naturally inclined to say yoga.  However, I recognise the usefulness and appropriateness of both systems, depending on the person and their circumstances.  Let’s explore the similarities and differences between Yoga and Pilates. Fundamentals Yoga is an ancient […]

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Child's pose modifications for Yoga Therapy for Breast Cancer

We usually think of child’s pose, sometimes known as bheki, as a relaxation pose.  It figures in yin yoga and restorative sequences and is generally used as a counter-pose after more strenuous work.  However, what seems an easy pose actually represents certain challenges to the breast cancer patient.   Firstly, the classic arm positions in […]