yoga

Yoga is a wonderful way to bring the mind and body together to heal, and improve health and well-being.  Yoga has not been studied in terms of improved cancer survival, but it has been linked to improved quality of life.

Yoga connects your mind and body, strengthens muscles, improves blood flow, and improves your balance, and can bring a sense of calm.   Balancing glands and lymphatic flow helps clear toxins from your treatment.

Since yoga is weight bearing, and requires balance, it addresses much of what cancer survivors need for exercise.  It has the added benefit of reducing anxiety and depression.

If you would like to try yoga, talk to your doctor, or find a teacher and let them know that you are a cancer survivor so they can cater the poses to your needs.  As always, start slow - you will feel benefits, even with very simple gentle yoga.