September is National Yoga Awareness Month. There are many studies on the healing benefits of yoga, especially for breast cancer patients and survivors. As a breast cancer survivor myself (6 years) I can attest to these benefits. My body is stronger, leaner and more supple today, and yoga has helped me to improve my concentration and reduce stress.
As with any physical activity, it is important to consult with your medical practitioner before you attempt to try anything new, especially if you are in treatment or on prescription drugs that may affect balance, your blood pressure or other physical conditions.
There are different styles of yoga from gentle Hatha and restorative yoga to more energetic Vinyasa Flow, and many in-between. I feel it is worth trying a few to find the practice that works best for your intentions and physical ability. Yoga is as much a spiritual practice as a physical one. It can calm and center you and teach you the power of breathing correctly. It is an outstanding mind-body workout.
Robyn Freeman discusses the healing benefits of yoga September 14, 4pmET, on Fearless Fabulous You! Robyn is a Baptiste Certified Teacher whose passion is to empower her students to create connection and possibility in their lives. She is also a breast cancer survivor who leads Yoga on the Steps for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. This year’s event is September 20th in Denver, CO. Robyn will discuss how yoga can help lower fatigue and regain mobility and strength after surgery and her own experience after her double mastectomy. Check out this beautiful photo of Robyn:
Suggested reading on Yoga and Breast Cancer provided by Living Beyond Breast Cancer www.lbbc.org
Learn more about Robyn Freeman here.
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