Yoga Interventions for Cancer Patients
I am proud to be an advocate for people who have cancer and cancer survivors. I am a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology and certified to teach yoga to survivors of Cancer. Yoga is one of the integrative and holistic tools used to help cancer patients and survivors thrive while seeking radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
The Yoga4Cancer (Y4C) training is a specialized yoga methodology that is tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs that a person undergoing cancer treatment experiences. A vigorous yoga practice can help people diagnosed with cancer learn how to manage their breath, take control of their condition, and manage their stress levels while seeking treatment. In addition, exercise and yoga is an effective way to help counteract cancer-related fatigue and swelling from lymphedema.
Check out some of the evidence-based research (below) that supports exercise and yoga for people undergoing cancer treatment.